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Omar is a married man with six children, all of whom attend school. He owns a house that has electricity and piped water. His greatest monthly expense is school fees.

He has operated a boda boda (motorcycle) business for the past three years, and neighbours and passersby are his potential customers. In addition, he also operates a posho mills business grinding maize, which contributes to his other source of income. Omar faces a major challenge of seasonality and breakdown of machine in his business.

With the Kshs 20,000 he wants to start a vegetable stall, purchase sacks of vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes, and onions for sale. He decided to work with Yehu to access funds to boost his business.

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
  • 529
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Omar to start a vegetable stall, purchase sacks of vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes and onions for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 4, 2011
Mar 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012