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Umi is married. She buys, packages and sells hardwood charcoal. At first she used to buy the charcoal already packaged, but she was able to expand her storage. She buys bags and polyurethane, packages the charcoal and sells to small businesses in the zone.

She needs this loan to buy charcoal because she is increasing her number of customers and needs to increase her amount of charcoal to meet their demands. Her greatest desire is to provide an education for her children who attend school so that she can guarantee them a prosperous future.

Additional Information

About Yehu Microfinance Trust

This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.


About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 875
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Umi to buy more charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015