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Josephine, 27, is the proprietor of a store selling food and general household articles. It is located in a town in Mwambalazi. She started the business three years ago.

Josephine’s main customers are neighbors in the area, especially housewives who daily find in the store an opportunity to purchase household products in an amount that is within their economic means.

Currently, she is applying for a Kiva loan with which she will buy supplies and food in greater volume so that she will get discounts that will translate into new profits. And that is exactly what will make her Kiva loan a successful investment. Also, with this investment she will improve the financial possibilities of a successful introduction to the market so that her business will grow and be sustained.

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
  • 529
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Josephine to buy supplies, food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013