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Mwakesi, 36, is married and has three children between 2 and 14 years old. He owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past three years, he has operated a poultry business, selling to his neighbours and restaurant operators. He cited inadequate capital as his challenge in the business. Mwakesi dreams of establishing a cereal business in the future.

With the KES 30,000, he wants to purchase chicks and chicken feeds for his business. He joined because of favorable loaning procedures.

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
  • 729
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,755,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mwakesi to purchase chicks and chicken feeds for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014