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Jackson is a married man with three children, all of whom attend school. He lives at a rental house that has electricity and piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past 5 years, he has operated a cassette and CD selling business, selling in a shop to his neighbours and passersby. In addition, he also sells shoes which contributes to his other source of income. Jackson faces a major challenge of seasonality. During the rainy season it becomes difficult for him to operate. Jackson dreams of establishing a retail shop in the future.

With the KES 30,000 he wants to purchase bundles of shoes and CDs for entertainment. 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
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Jackson to purchase bundles of shoes and CDs for entertainment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2011
May 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012