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Charo is 44 years old. He lives in the city of Mombasa in Msambweni District, with his spouse and six beloved children. He’s always been a very kind, hardworking, and enthusiastic person who puts all his efforts into moving his family forward. With much enthusiasm and thanks to support from his family, Charo works day to day in a small phone-charging stall.

Charo is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the help he’s received, he will be able to buy a motorcycle to start another business.

That will increase his income and help insure his children’s education and well-being. He dreams of them becoming good professionals and upstanding citizens.

Charo anticipates good income from his motorcycle taxi, since he is always optimistic.

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
  • 717
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Charo to buy a motorcycle and start a taxi service.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013