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Karisa is married and has been blessed with children. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. He cites food and school fees as his major challenges.

Karisa has operated a goat meat-selling business in which he sells retail to his neighbors and town-dwellers. He faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation to his place of operation.

With the KES 50,000 loan, he wants to purchase seven goats to sell. Karisa decided to join Yehu Microfinance Trust to access loans to boost 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
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Karisa to purchase seven goats to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014