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Hentry, age 54, runs a restaurant and hotel business. His establishment offers accommodation and provides meals that include tamales, eggs, beans, soups, meat dishes, and salads. Hentry has been running this business for a number of years and has gained a good deal of sales experience, which has allowed him to make bigger profits and expand his customer base. He is now well-known throughout the region for preparing the most delicious dishes in the area and for offering affordable accommodation. He tells us that the secret to his success is hard work and love of the job.

Hentry and his wife have 12 children and live in Msambweni, Kenya. Ten of their children are still attending school. The two eldest have finished their schooling and are now looking for work. Hentry's greatest expenditure is the paying of school fees.

He is been a member for quite a long time now and has repaid his previous loans. He has approached us with a loan request amounting to Ksh. 20,000, which he will use to buy new hotel utensils and to purchase sugar, coffee, and rice for the restaurant.

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
  • 581
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,852,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Hentry to buy new hotel utensils and to purchase sugar, coffee, and rice for the restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014