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Mwanajuma is a married woman with one child who attends school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

She has operated a fish selling business for the past three years, selling at the market to her neighbours and passersby. Mwanajuma faces a major challenge of seasonality because of a low and a high season in her business. She hopes to become a big supplier of fish in the future.

With the Kshs 50,000, she wants to purchase five sacks of fish for sale. 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
  • 703
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,884,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Mwanajuma to purchase five sacks of fish for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012