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Tsuma is 50 years old and lives in the town of Kaloleni, in the coastal region of Kenya. He is married and has seven children, the oldest being 23 years and the youngest six months. For the past four years, Tsuma has been working hard to manage his guest house business, which he owns.

To help expand his business, Tsuma has requested a loan of 50,000 Kenyan Shillings from from Yehu. The loan will be used to buy more bedding and furniture. This will help Tsuma to generate greater profits and improve his standard of living. He hopes that, in the future, he will be able to establish another guest house to increase his income.

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
  • 723
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Tsuma to buy more bedding and furniture for his guest house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013