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James sells charcoal to earn an income. He supports his wife and their four children, all of whom attend school. The family lives in a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

James sells his charcoal from his home to his neighbors and to passers-by. His major challenge in the business is the high cost of transportation. He decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost his business. With the loan he is requesting, he intends to purchase bags of charcoal to offer for sale.

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
  • 782
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped James to purchase bags of charcoal to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014