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Edward is a single man who lives in a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food, rent, and clothing.

For the past 3 years, he has been operating a vending business, selling sweets, biscuits and groundnuts from door to door. His potential customers are passersby and neighboring community members. Edward faces a major challenge of competition from other vendors in the village. He dreams of expanding his business and purchasing a tuk tuk for the business.

With the loan for Kshs 20,000, Edward wants to purchase packets of sweets and biscuits to resell. He decided to join Yehu to access loans 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
  • 542
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Edward to buy sweets and biscuits to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2011
May 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011