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Hassan is a married man with seven children. Five of the children attend school and two are still too young for school. He lives in a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and fuel.

For the past five years, he has operated a carpentry business selling household furniture to his neighbors and passersby. He faces the major challenge of a timber shortage. Hassan dreams of purchasing a grinding machine in the future.

With the KSHS 25,000, he wants to purchase timber for his business. 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
  • 381
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Hassan to purchase timber for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012