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George is a forty-two-year-old married man. He has four children, three are enrolled in school. His wife's name is Fridah and she works as a tailor. George operates a retail shop and sells his goods from home. He's worked in this business for two years. His primary customers are neighbors and passersby. He describes his greatest business challenge to be seasonality and his highest monthly expense is food for the family. He rents a house that has both electricity and piped water.

George will use the KES 30,000 loan to add stock to his retail shop. He will purchase wheat flour, maize flour and sugar for sale. George aspires to expand to a wholesale shop in the future. He joined Yehu because of it’s client-oriented products.

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
  • 371
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped George to purchase wheat flour, maize flour and sugar for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012