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Hillary is a married man with three children. He owns a house with neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for his family.

Hillary has operated a charcoal selling business for the past 6 years; his potential clients are local residents. He faces a major challenge of competition from other operators in the market. He dreams of opening a retail shop in the future.

With the Kshs 30,000 loan Hillary wants to purchase 80 sacks of charcoal for resale. He decided to join Yehu Microfinance to access loans.

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
  • 547
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Hillary to purchase 80 sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012