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Josephine is a married woman with one child who attends school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past three years, she has operated a beauty salon business; her potential customers are women. She faces a challenge of stiff competition in her business. Josephine dreams of expanding her business and offering suitable services to her customers.

With the KES 40,000 she wants to purchase cosmetics and hair weaves for her business. She decided to join Yehu to access funds 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
  • 789
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Josephine to purchase cosmetics and hair weaves for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014