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Mwaka is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has no electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Mwaka has operated a business selling firewood for the past two years, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. Mwaka faces a major challenge of high transportation costs in her business. She hopes to establish a retail shop in the future.

Mwaka is planning to use this KES 30,000 loan to purchase bundles of firewood for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans 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
  • 924
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,872,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $375 helped Mwaka to purchase bundles of firewood.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011