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Jamaa, aged 22 years, is a married man with one child who is still young for school. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past three years, he has operated a boda boda (motorcycle) transport business, where his potential customers are town dwellers and passersby. He faces a major challenge of seasonality, especially during the rainy season it becomes hard to operate. His dream is take another loan from Yehu and build his permanent home.

With the Kshs 50,000 he wants to purchase another motorcycle. He decided to join Yehu because of affordable interest rates.

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
  • 401
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,248,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Jamaa to purchase another motorcycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014