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Nahashon, age 32 years, is a married man with two children, all of whom attend school. He lives at his own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past two years, he has operated a retail shop business, selling from home to his neighbours and passersby. His potential customers are neighbours and passersby. He faces a major challenge of seasonality in his business. Nahashon dreams of establishing a wholesale business in the future.

With the loan of KES 25,000 that he is requesting, he wants to purchase stock of wheat flour, maize flour, beans and rice for sale. He decided to join Yehu 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
  • 531
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Nahashon to purchase stock of wheat flour, maize flour, beans and rice for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015