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Karama is a married man who has been blessed with seven children. Five are in school and two are underage. He lives at their own house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

He has operated a fish-selling business for the past three years, selling from home to restaurant operators and passersby. He faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation and stiff competition.

With the loan, he wants to purchase bundles of fish for resale. He dreams of expanding his business and establishing a business in the near 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
  • 459
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Karama to purchase bundles of fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015