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Josephine is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For over 10 years, she has operated a charcoal-selling business, selling retail and at the market to her neighbors and passersby. Josephine faces a major challenge in the high cost of transportation. She hopes to expand and supply 10 bags of charcoal daily in the future.

With the 40,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase 40 bags of charcoal for sale. She decided to join Yehu to get loans to expand 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
  • 789
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Josephine to purchase 40 bags of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2012