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Stephen is a married man with three children, two of whom attend school while one is under age. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past 5 years, he has raised vegetables for sale, selling at the market to his neighboring community members. He faces major challenges of high cost of transportation and seasonality in his business. Stephen dreams of expanding his business to earn more income to improve his family living standards.

With the 40,000 KES loan, he wants to purchase vegetable seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. 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
  • 418
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Stephen to purchase seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012