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Salim is a married man with five children, all of whom attend school. He owns a house that has electricity and piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

He has operated a water selling business from home for the past three years, neighbours and passersby are his potential customers. Salim faces a major challenge of seasonality. During hot summer season the supply of water is low and demand is high. He hopes to own a retail shop in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 he wants to purchase a water tap. He decided to join Yehu to get financial assistance to improve 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
  • 709
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Salim to purchase a water tap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012