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Elijah is a married man and has been blessed with one child, who attends school. They live at their own house, which has electricity but no piped water. He has operated a cereal business for over six years. It operates at the market, where his neighbours are potential customers. He faces a major challenge of stiff competition in his business. With the KES 50,000 loan, he wants to purchase bags of beans for resale. He dreams of expanding his business by opening up a wholesale cereal shop.

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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
  • 570
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,820,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Elijah to purchase bags of beans for sale, in hope of expanding his business by opening up a wholesale cereal shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014