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Mwanamisi M. is single and has three children, two of whom attend school, while one graduated from school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

She has operated a cafe business for the past nine years, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. Mwanamisi faces a major challenge of seasonality. During the rainy season it becomes difficult to operate her business. She hopes to establish a restaurant in the future. With the 20,000 KES loan, she wants to purchase 20 kilograms of rice and 20 litres of cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to improve her business and educate her children.

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
  • 1024
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,108,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $250 helped Mwanamisi to purchase 20 kilograms of rice and 20 litres of cooking oil.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012