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Charity is a married woman; she has children, all of whom attend school. Charity owns a house but it does not have electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for her kids.

Charity sells potatoes, vegetables and charcoal from home to neighbors and passersby. She faces stiff competition from other retail operators in her business.

With the Kshs 50,000 loan Charity wants to purchase sacks of charcoal, green vegetables and potatoes for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 407
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Charity to purchase sacks of charcoal, green vegetables and potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2014
Apr 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015