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Bakari, age 59, is an auto mechanic. He repairs motorcycles and bicycles and has been engaged in this venture for the past 15 years. He has gained a good deal of experience over the years.

Bakari lives with his wife and children in Msambweni, Kenya. Five of his seven children are still attending school, and his largest ongoing expenditure is the payment of their school fees.

He is requesting a loan amounting to Ksh. 25,000, which he will use to buy spare parts, tools, and equipment. This investment will enable him to service his customers better. With the expected new profit, he will expand his business.

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 $300 helped Bakari o buy spare parts, tools, and equipment for his auto repair business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013