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Bakari is a married man with one child who is still young for school. He lives at a rental house that neither has electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past five months, Bakari has operated a vegetable stall business, selling green vegetables and tomatoes as retail. His potential customers are neighbors and passersby. He faces a major challenge of seasonality in his business. He dreams of establishing a hardware shop in the future.

With the 15,000 KES loan, he wants to establish a restaurant business, purchase cooking pans, spoons and plates for the 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
  • 425
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Bakari to purchase cooking pans, spoons and plates for the restaurant business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2011
Oct 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012