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Kivumba is married and has six children. He operates a firewood selling business, a business he has done for three years. He takes care of his small business alone. He starts work as early as 7:00 a.m., and he works until 10:00 p.m. since his business is home-based. The major challenge he faces is theft of his commodity since he sells from outside, in the open air.

He says that in the beginning there was a lot of delinquency in his area, and there was not much productivity in his business. Little by little these conditions have been improving. Now his business is going very well for him. His dream is to expand it in order to satisfy the needs of his customers.

He intends to be selling through door to door. This is the reason as to why he is asking for loan so as to buy a handcart for transportation of the firewood.

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
  • 754
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,830,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Kivumba to buy a handcart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013