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Juma is married and has been blessed with seven, school-going children. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past ten years, he has operated a dairy farming business, selling at retail and at the market, to his neighbors and to restaurant operators. He faces a major challenge of seasonality in his place of operation. He dreams of adding more dairy cows and expanding to a motorcycle business.

With the KES 50,000 loan, he wants to start a motorcycle transport business. He has some savings, and he will add the loan to that and purchase a motorcycle. He decided to join Yehu to improve his living standards.

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
  • 601
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,764,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Juma to add to his savings and have enough to purchase a motorcycle, which he will use to start up a motorcycle transport business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014