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Josephine is a married woman with four children, all of whom still attend school and are still under her care. They live in a rented house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Josephine operates a clothes-selling business; she sells in the market to people who live in her town and her neighbours. She cites her major challenge to be the rate of stock turnover which is affected by seasons.

With the loan she is requesting she wants to purchase one bale of clothes for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans 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
  • 667
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,777,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Josephine to purchase one bale of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014