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Jumaa is a single man who lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. His greatest monthly expense is rent bills.

He has operated a carpentry shop for the past year, selling to the local residents. He makes furniture like beds and tables for sale. Jumaa faces a major challenge of price fluctuation in his products.

With the Kshs 30,000 he is requesting he wants to purchase timber, glue and nails. He decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost his business in the future.

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
  • 711
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Jumaa to purchase timber, glue and nails.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011