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Stephen is a married man with four children, all of whom attend school. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past four years, he has operated a retail shop business, selling to his neighbors and passersby. Stephen faces a major challenge of seasonality in his business. He dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the 40,000 KES he wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and rice. 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
  • 832
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Stephen to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012