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Jumapili is a married man with three children, all of whom attend school. He lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are rent bills and school fees.

He has operated a retail business selling kitchen utensils (spoons, jugs and knives) for the past two years, he sells from door-door using his hand cart. Jumapili faces a major challenge of seasonality in his business. He hopes to purchase a 'matatu' (passenger van) in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 he wants to start a poultry business, purchase poultry feed and chicks. 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
  • 757
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jumapili to start a poultry business, purchase poultry feed and chicks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2010
Jan 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2011