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Zawadi is the married mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Zawadi operates a charcoal selling business, selling from home to her village. In addition she sells fish to supplement her income. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of expanding to increase her monthly income.

With the loan of KES 30,000, she wants to purchase 25 sacks of charcoal for resale and pay for the transport. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve her living standard.

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
  • 1076
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,238,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Zawadi to purchase 25 sacks of charcoal for resale and pay for the transport.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2014
Jun 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015