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Joel is a single man who owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food.

He has operated a charcoal-selling business for over one year, selling as retail and from home to restaurant operators, neighbors and passersby. Joel faces the challenge of competition from other charcoal sellers and also poor quality of charcoal, leading to low sales volume. He hopes to expand his business from retail to wholesale in the future.

With the 20,000 Kenyan shillings, he wants to purchase bags of charcoal. Joel decided to join Yehu to get financial assistance to boost 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
  • 1014
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Joel to purchase bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011