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Mohamed is married and has seven children, two of whom attend school and five of whom are adults. He has operated a fish selling business at the market for the past two years, selling to town dwellers and neighbors.

Mohamed is requesting a loan from Yehu, which he will use to purchase bundles of fish, cooking oil, and firewood. He decided to join Yehu to access loans at lower cost to improve his business. He faces a major challenge of the high cost of purchasing fish especially during cold currents in the deep sea. He owns a house that has electricity and piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

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
  • 867
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,991,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
A loan of $600 helped Mohamed to purchase bundles of fish, cooking oil, and firewood.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2013
May 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 29, 2013