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Abdu, forty, lives in a house he owns with his common-law wife and their three children. Abdu owns a timber store and sells high quality timber. He has been doing this for five years and has been able to stay in business thanks to God and his determination. Many people go to him, because he offers quality and good prices. Abdu sells his timber mostly to carpenters.

As of lately, Abdu's client numbers have increased, and demand is higher every day. Abdu's dream is to be able to see his business flourish. Therefore, he has decided to request this loan in order to purchase more timber to sell. Also, he wants to buy trees to cut into timber, since he has a saw mill.

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
  • 373
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Abdu to purchase more timber to sell and trees to produce more timber.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013