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Said is a married man with six children, three of whom attend school. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

Said has been selling petroleum for the past two years at the market where motorcycle operators are his main customers. Before this business, Said depended on subsistence farming for his livelihood. He faces the major challenge of petroleum price fluctuations.

Said decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost his business. With a loan of Kshs 50,000, he wants to purchase petroleum for resale.

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
  • 795
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,848,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Said to purchase an additional stock of petroleum for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013