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Abdalla, 31, is married and has one child who is too young to attend school. He rents a house that has electricity but no piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food.

For the past four years, he has been operating a shop and a motorcycle business, locally referred to as “bodaboda”. His major customers are the general public. Thieves pose a major challenge to his business. He dreams of buying a motor vehicle in the future.

With the Kshs 60,000 he wants to purchase additional stock for his shop as well as to repair his motorcycle. He decided to join Yehu to access loans to uplift his living standards.

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
  • 826
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Abdalla to purchase bales of wheat flour, maize flour, and sacks of sugar for his shop, and to repair his motorcycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2012
May 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013