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Joseph is a married man who has been blessed with three children who go to school. He lives at his own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Joseph has operated a charcoal selling business, selling from home to his neighbors and villagers. His greatest monthly challenge is the high cost of transportation. For the Kshs 50,000 he wants to purchase charcoal for resale. He dreams of expanding to a wholesale shop in the future.

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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
  • 1013
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Joseph to purchase charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014