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Omar is a 40-year-old married man with 5 children who attend school. His wife is a businesswoman who contributes to fulfilling the family's basic needs. He owns a house with neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food for his family and school fees for his children.

Omar has operated a battery charging business for the past 5 years; his potential clients are local area residents. He faces a major challenge of seasonality. He dreams of expanding his business.

With the KES 40,000 loan, he wants to purchase battery chargers for his business. He decided to join Yehu to access funds to expand 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
  • 616
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Omar to purchase battery chargers for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013