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Lugwe is a 30-year-old married man. He has 3 children between the ages of 2 and 6, and 2 of them are enrolled in school. His wife's name is Umazi and she works as a farmer.

Lugwe operates a retail shop business and sells his goods in a shop. He's worked in this business for 4 years. His primary customers are neighbours and passersby. Lugwe's other source of income includes livestock keeping for the sale of milk, and his highest monthly expense is food. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Lugwe will use the 120,000 KES loan to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and rice. Lugwe aspires to expand to a wholesale shop and establish real estate houses in the future. He joined Yehu to access capital.

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
  • 426
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Lugwe to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013