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Mohamed is a married man with seven children: two girls and five boys. Six of the children attend school and one is still too young for school. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past four years, he has operated a business selling tea leaves. He sells in a shop to his neighbors and passersby. He faces the major challenge of the high cost of transportation in his business. His major dream is to expand his business and improve his lifestyle.

With the KSHS 20,000, he wants to purchase bundles of tea leaves and pay for transport charges. 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
  • 468
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mohamed to purchase bundles of tea leaves and pay for transport charges.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012