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Gabriel is a married man with two children, both of whom attend school. He lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past four years, he has operated a mobile phone accessories and charging business. His potential customers are neighboring community members. He faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation in his business. Gabriel dreams of expanding his business and purchasing a piece of land in the future.

With the KSHS 40,000, he wants to purchase phone battery chargers for resale. He decided to join Yehu to access loans and improve his standard of living.

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
  • 730
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Gabriel to purchase phone battery chargers for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2011
Sep 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011