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Japhet is a 34-year-old single man who operates a kiosk. It has been active for the last year and selling to the neighborhood. Japhet is dedicated to his business and he is struggling to achieve his dream of opening a retail shop in the future. His business has run out of stock and he plans to increase his inventory, so he has requested a loan of KSH 35,000 to add stock of flour, rice, paraffin, and other fast-selling products. Japhet lives in his own house in the village of Kaloleni, in the coastal region of Kenya. He hopes to repay his loan on time and request more loans to invest in his business. By doing this, he will be in a better position to progress in life.

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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
  • 861
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,028,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Japhet to buy more flour, rice, paraffin, and other fast selling products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013