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Said, age 51, is married and has four children. He lives with his family in a community in the Mombasa municipality in Kenya. Said has a grocery store in his home. In his business he sells products for family consumption, like basic foods (corn, rice, and beans), dairy products, commonly used medicines, soft drinks, and personal hygiene products. In addition to this, he has a water-selling business selling to the community.

He has currently requested a loan for 50,000 KES. He plans on using the loan to better stock commodities like balers of maize and wheat flour, rice, etc. He hopes that his sales will grow as he devotes about 12 hours a day tending to his clientele.

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
  • 369
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Said to buy balers of maize, wheat flour, rice, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013