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William is a married man who owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food.

For the past five years, he has operated a farming business, selling from home to his neighbours and passersby. In addition, he also sells cereals (grains), which contributes to his other source of income. He faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation to get produce to the market and unpredictable climatic changes. He dreams of expanding to a large-scale farm in the future.

With the Kshs 25,000 he wants to purchase two oxen to use in ploughing and to purchase seeds. 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
  • 729
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,755,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped William to purchase two oxen to use in ploughing and to purchase seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013