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Swalehe is a married man with three children, all enrolled in school. He lives in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. Food and school fees are his greatest monthly expenses.

He operates a passenger vehicle. He says the high cost of fuel is his major challenge, and he dreams of buying a lorry in the future.

Swalehe joined Yehu to get financial support for his business. With the KES 50,000, he intends to service the vehicle.

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
  • 943
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,872,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
A loan of $625 helped Swalehe to service the vehicle.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2012
May 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 11, 2012