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

She has operated a beauty salon business for the past seven years; her potential customers are the neighboring community. Mwashasha faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to expand her business in the future.

With the 30,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase bundles of hair food oil, chemicals and hair weaves. 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
  • 722
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mwashasha to purchase bundles of hair food oil, chemicals and hair weaves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012