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Mwanasiti is a married woman with three children, all of whom are adults. She owns a house that has electricity but no running water and her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. For the past ten years, Mwanasiti has operated a retail shop, selling goods at the market to her neighbors and community members. Her major business challenge is seasonality.

Mwanasiti decided to work with Yehu to access loans to boost her business. She is requesting a 30,000 KES loan to purchase sacks of wheat flour, sugar, rice and beans to sell. In the future, Mwanasiti hopes to expand 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
  • 1007
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $375 helped Mwanasiti to purchase wheat flour, sugar, rice, and beans.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011