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Peter is a married man with one child who is too young for school. His wife is a teacher who contributes to the provision of the family's basic needs. He lives in a rental house with neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for his family.

He has operated a tailoring business for the past year; he also practices farming. His potential clients are anyone who needs his services. He faces a major challenge of seasonality as the demand is high during the end of the month. He dreams of making more profit from his business.

With the 35,000 Kenyan shillings, he wants to purchase a zigzag sewing machine, threads, lining and zips. He decided to join Yehu because it eradicates poverty in rural areas.

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
  • 534
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 102.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Peter to purchase a zigzag sewing machine, threads, lining and zips.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012