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Dishoni is a married man with four children, all of whom attend school. He lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past 10 years, Dishoni has been operating a green grocer business, selling retail to his neighbours and passersby. Dishoni faces a major challenge of seasonality in his business. During the rainy season, the supply of vegetables for sale is higher and the demand is lower, while during dry hot season the demand is higher and supply is lower. Jackson dreams of expanding his business and establishing a grocery shop in the future.

With this loan for Kshs 40,000, Jackson wants to purchase sacks of onions, tomatoes, carrots and bananas for sale. 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
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Dishoni buy onions, tomatoes, carrots and bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2011
May 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012