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Joseph is a married man who has two children, both of whom attend school. He owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past five years, Joseph has operated a clothes-selling business, selling at the market to his neighbors and passersby. He faces a major challenge of the high cost of purchasing clothes for resale. He dreams of establishing a stall to sell clothes at in the future.

With the KES 20,000, he wants to purchase bales of clothes for resale. He decided to join Yehu to access loans 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
  • 877
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,068,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Joseph to purchase bales of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2012
Feb 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013