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Alex is from the city of Mombasa. He is a single man and a metal welder. Alex is a very self-sacrificing person and notes that he has always worked hard and it is thanks to that work that he has been able to help his extended family.

Despite his young age Alex wants very much to continue working and helping with the day-to-day expenses of the household. He says he still has a lot worth fighting for and that is why he continues to strive.

Alex is applying for a loan to purchase tools, which will greatly facilitate his work. He wants to buy a welding machine and other masonry supplies. Alex is grateful to Yehu Microfinance and Kiva for the opportunity they are giving him.

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
  • 1079
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,238,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Alex buy a welding machine and masonry supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jul 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013