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Josephine is a married woman with six children, four of whom attend school. She owns a house that has piped water but not electricity. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past six years, she has operated a charcoal selling business, where she sells to her neighbors and passersby. She also sells scrap metal, which contributes to her other source of income. Josephine faces a major challenge of high cost of transporting charcoal in her business.

With the Kshs 24,000 she wants to purchase 100 sacks of charcoal for sale. 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
  • 706
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Josephine to purchase 100 sacks of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
May 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012