Kurera is married with three children, all of whom attend school. He lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
For the past three years, Kurera has operated a barber shop business, working in a shop and serving his neighbours and passers-by. He faces a major challenge of power shortages in his business. Kurera dreams of expanding his business to meet his customers' needs.
With his loan of 40,000 KES he wants to purchase an electric razor for his business. He decided to join Kiva partner Yehu to access loans to boost his business.
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.