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Kahindi is a 34-year-old married man. He has three children and all are enrolled in school. Kahindi sells charcoal at the market. He's worked in this business for four years. His primary customers are locals and passersby. He describes his greatest business challenge to be transporting the charcoal and his highest monthly expense is food. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Kahindi will use the 30,000 Kenyan Shilling (KES) loan to buy more sacks of charcoal. Kahindi aspires to open another kiosk in the future. He joined Yehu to access capital.

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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
  • 611
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Kahindi to buy more sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013