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Jonaviv owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

He has operated a book-selling business for the past three years. He sells in a shop to town dwellers, passersby and neighbors. He faces a major challenge of inflation in his business.

With the Kshs 40,000 he wants to purchase more books for resale in bales. He decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost his 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
  • 725
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Jonaviv to purchase more books for resale in bales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014