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Mgandi is a married man with 4 children, 2 of whom are enrolled in school. His wife's name is Kanze, and she works as a farmer. Mgandi operates a business of keeping goats to sell for meat at the market. He has worked in this business for 8 years and was previously employed as a farmer. He also sells cereals. His primary customers are his community and butcher shop operators.

He describes his greatest business challenge as drought and his highest monthly expenses as food, fees and hospital bills. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Mgandi will use the loan of 49,500 KES to buy more goats to sell for meat. Mgandi aspires to expand his business and open a slaughter house in the future. He joined Yehu, because it was changing people's lives.

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
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mgandi to buy more goats to sell for meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013