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Joyce is a 40-year-old who sells brooms made from palm fronds. In addition to this, she sells fish, especially during the afternoon hour up to the evening, after returning from selling her brooms, which she sells through door-to-door. She is a married mother of eight. She has been in this business for the last one month. She is a visionary woman who is always optimistic to move forward.

This is her first loan with Yehu and Kiva to finance her business. Joyce wants to incorporate a coconut selling business into her already existing businesses. She plans to purchase a sack of coconut for sale.

She will use the anticipated profits to repay her loan and to expand her business further. She hopes to have a bigger, more profitable 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
  • 433
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Joyce to purchase a sack of coconut for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013