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Mwanajuma is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

She sells mahamri (dumplings) from home to her neighbors. Mwanajuma faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to expand and establish a restaurant business in the future.

With the 20,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase three bundles of wheat flour, cooking oil and sugar. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her 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
  • 659
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,170,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $250 helped Mwanajuma to purchase three bundles of wheat flour, cooking oil and sugar.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012