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Kyalo is a married man with four children, three of whom attend school while one is still too young for school. He lives in a house that he owns; it neither has electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past ten years, he has operated a carving business, selling at the market to his neighbours and passersby. He faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation. He dreams of establishing a carving school in future.

With the Kshs 20,000 he wants to purchase two bulls to use in farming. 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
  • 382
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Kyalo to purchase two bulls to use in farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012