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Kenga is a 49-year-old widowed man with three school-going children. He owns a house with neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food for his family and school fees for his children.

Kenga has operated as a weaved-items (mats, baskets) seller for the past 10 years; he sells his goods from his home and at the market. His potential clients are his neighbors, friends and relatives. He faces a major challenge of transportation. He dreams of opening a shop where he can sell his products.

With the Kshs 20,000 he wants to purchase more weaving materials for making his products. He decided to join Yehu Microfinance because it helps people by granting loans.

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
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Kenga to purchase more weaving materials for making his products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012