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Martin has been operating his retail business for the last three years. Previously he was working as a truck driver. The photo was taken at the main entrance of his shop. He sells retail in his community. The major challenge in his business is seasonality. Martin has another source of income from a side job driving commercial vehicles. He is a married man with a one year old child. He rents a house with electricity but no piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and rent.

With this loan of 20,000 Kenyan shillings, Martin wants to purchase three bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and a sack of rice and to expand his business. Martin hopes that in future he will sell wholesale and cover a larger market. He decided to work with Yehu because of the accessibility to sustainable financial services.

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
  • 468
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Martin to purchase three bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and a sack of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2010
Jul 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011