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Robert is a hardworking man who lives in the coastal region of Kenya. He lives in his own house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Robert has operated a tea leaves selling business, selling from home to his neighbors and villagers. His greatest challenge is the high cost of transportation. With the 50,000 Kenyan shillings, he wants to purchase more sacks of tea leaves for resale. He dreams of expanding to a wholesale shop in the future.

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
  • 86.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Robert to purchase more sacks of tea leaves for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2013
Jan 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015