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Bakari, from Msambweni, Kenya, is 43 years old and lives with his wife and children. They have three boys and four girls, all of whom are still in school.

Bakari is a hard working business person with great ambition to improve his family's standard of living. For more than two years, he has operated a grocery store, where he sells items such as onions, tomatoes, cabbage, and bananas. He has gained excellent sales experience, which has increased the number of customers that visit his store and improved his income. His grocery is located in a local trading center, where there is a major market for his goods. Bakari has many regular customers that prefer to shop in his grocery because he always has the products they need at affordable prices, and he provides good service.

Bakari is very dedicated to his work. He is energetic, and he has many goals for the future.

Bakari has requestion a loan of 20,000 KES to buy sacks of potatoes and carrots.

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
  • 531
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Bakari to buy sacks of potatoes and carrots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 4, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014