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Mwanarusi is a married woman with one child who is still too young for school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

She has operated a tailoring business for the past three years, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. In addition she also operates a cosmetic business which contributes to her other source of income. Mwanarusi faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation in her business. She dreams of expanding to meet her customers needs in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 she is requesting she wants to purchase cloth materials, threads and cosmetics for her cosmetic shop. 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
  • 713
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanarusi to purchase cloth materials, threads and cosmetics for her cosmetic shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011