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Joseph is a married man with two girls, nine and three years old, who both attend school.

Joseph has been operating his meat goat business for the last seven years and with the Kshs 40,000, he wants to purchase five goats for meat sale. He does farming as his other source of livelihood and sells fruit. His main customers are the neighboring community and passersby.

Joseph faces the major challenges of seasonality and high transport costs. He rents a house with no electricity nor piped water and his greatest monthly expenses are food, school fees and rent.

Joseph hopes that someday he will open a retail business. He joined Yehu so as to access loans and improve his 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
  • 601
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,764,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Joseph to purchase five meat goats for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011