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Karim is a married man with one child who attends school. He owns a house that has neither electricity, nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past two years, he has operated a grocery business, selling by retail to his neighbours and passersby. He faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. He dreams of expanding his business in the future.

With the KES 15,000 loan, he wants to purchase a sack of onions, tomatoes and green vegetables. 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
  • 500
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Karim to purchase a sack of onions, tomatoes and green vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012