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Omar
Omar is a married man with eight children, all of whom attend school. He owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for his children.

For the past fifteen years, he has operated a "boda boda" (motorcycle) transport business. He also operates a timber selling business, which is his other source of income. He faces a major challenge of lack of timber for sale.

With the Kshs 80,000 he wants to purchase a power saw for cutting timber for sale. 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
  • 957
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,863,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Omar to purchase a power saw for cutting timber for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 27, 2011
Listed
Jan 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013