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Tsuma is a married man. He has 3 children, and 2 are enrolled in school. Tsuma operates a meat goat-selling business, and he sells his livestock at the market. His primary customers are local community members. He describes his greatest business challenge as livestock deaths due to animal sickness, and his highest monthly expense is food. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Tsuma will use the KES 50,000 loan to purchase more goats for resale. Tsuma aspires to expand his business in the future. He joined 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
  • 717
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Tsuma to purchase more goats for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013