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Mbito is a married man who lives with his life partner and three children in the town of Tiribe. He has been selling cows for the last 10 years, a business that has sustained his family. In addition to this, he does farming during his free time. He is assisted by his wife who sells the farm produce both from home and through door-to-door. Mbito tells us that the business requires a lot of sacrifice and determination since the distance to the market is long. However, this does not demoralize him. He is asking for this loan to buy cows and if the money stretches, he can use the rest to invest in his farming.

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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
  • 821
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,889,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mbito to buy two cows and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013