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Mwari is a single woman with four children, two boys and two girls, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees, clothing and food for the family.

For the past five years, she has operated a tailoring business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. Mwari faces a major challenge of competition from other tailors in her area. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase a sewing machine and cloth. Mwari 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
  • 831
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $500 helped Mwari to buy a sewing machine and cloth.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2011
May 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012