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Piru is 32 years-old and married,with four children. He is from the town of Tiribe, located in the coastal zone of the country. He is known for being responsible, hardworking, of good habits, and with a desire to personally succeed.

Piru has been selling petrol and diesel for the past three years. He started this because he needed a way to generate an income and he took advantage of the demand for the commodity in his locality.

The business is located in a small store in his home where he sells in half and one litre plastic bottles. He will use the money from this loan to buy gallons of petrol and diesel to sell. Piru is grateful to the Kiva lenders who help people of limited resources in poor countries such as Kenya.

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
  • 602
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,786,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Piru to buy gallons of petrol and diesel to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013