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John is 30 years old and married. His wife is a businesswoman who contributes to the family's basic needs. He lives in a rental house with electricity but no piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for his family.

John has operated a nursery and primary school for the past two years; his potential clients are the local area children.

John is requesting a loan for 30,000 KES, which he will use to purchase stationery, desks, chairs, and tables for his school. He decided to join Yehu because they offer quality financial services. He faces a major challenge of lack of enough capital to expand his facility. He dreams of expanding 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
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped John to purchase stationery, desks, chairs, and tables for his school.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013