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Mwanasiti is a married woman with one child who attends school. Her husband is a driver and he supports his family financially. They live in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees. For the past three years, she has operated a tailoring business in a shop where neighbors and passersby are her potential customers.

With the 80,000 KES she is requesting, she wants to purchase a motorcycle and bundles of clothes for resale. Mwanasiti faces a major challenge of competition from those who sell similar products. She dreams of building her own house in the future. She decided to join Yehu because of its good reputation in the society.

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
  • 885
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,924,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Mwanasiti to purchase a motorcycle and bundles of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012