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Mwanamwinyi is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but does not have piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

She has operated a business selling kikois (colored cloth used for clothing), handbags, ornaments and purses for over two years. Mwanamwinyi sells door to door predominately to women and to her neighboring community. She faces the challenge of high transportation costs while selling door to door. She hopes to open a boutique and become self reliant in the future.

Mwanamwinyi decided to join Yehu to get loans in order to boost her business. With the 30,000 Kenyan shillings she hopes to purchase kikois, ornaments, handbags and purses for resale.

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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
  • 1022
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,117,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $375 helped Mwanamwinyi to purchase kikois (colored cloth used for clothing), ornaments, handbags and purses for resale.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011