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Geoffrey 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 school fees and rent bills.

For the past three years, he has operated a food stall, selling to his neighbours and passersby. He faces a major challenge of seasonality. During the holiday season he experiences a high customer turn-up while during the months of January to May he experiences a low customer turn-up. He dreams of expanding his business and establishing a restaurant business in the future.

With the Kshs 60,000 he wants to purchase sacks of maize flour and sacks of beans. 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
  • 719
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Geoffrey to purchase sacks of maize flour and sacks of beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012