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Edison is a married man with one child who is still too young for school. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past two years, Edison has operated a charcoal selling business, selling at the market to his neighbors and passersby. He faces a major challenge of seasonality. During the rainy season there is the high cost of transportation of charcoal to his place of sale because of poor roads. Edison dreams of selling charcoal wholesale in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 Edison wants to purchase sacks of charcoal for sale. 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
  • 430
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Edison to purchase sacks of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012