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Juma, age 27, is married to Aisha, who is a businesswoman. The couple has one child. They live in Msambweni, Kenya.

Juma has been a “moto-taxi” (three-wheeled motorized vehicle) driver for seven years. He has his stop at Msambweni. He says that there are several others in this zone, and that the business activity is very competitive. He cannot miss his shift for even one day, not even with rain or cold.

He also says there is a lot of insecurity in his line of work. At times, the places where he takes his passengers are far away, dark and uninhabited.

Juma's greatest desire is that his children become good people. That way, he will fulfill his obligation as a father. Then he will be able to devote himself to another, safer business activity.

He greatly values the opportunity offered by Yehu Microfinance and Kiva. He is requesting the loan to buy a new moto-taxi.

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
  • 790
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Juma to buy a new moto-taxi (three-wheeled motorized vehicle).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013