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Matano is a single man who owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. His monthly expense is school fees for his young siblings.

For the past 3 years, he has operated a battery charging and mobile sales business, selling as retail to his neighbors and passersby. He faces a major challenge of power shortages in the business.

With the 20,000 KES, he wants to purchase mobile phone chargers and calling cards for resale. 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
  • 792
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Matano to purchase mobile phone chargers and calling cards for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2011
Dec 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012