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

For the past 13 years, she has operated a business selling charcoal and kikois. She sells these items as retail from her home to neighbors and passersby. A major challenge Mwanahamisi faces in her business is the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding her business.

With the 80,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) she is requesting, she wants to purchase five sacks of charcoal and bundles of kikois to sell. 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
  • 667
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,777,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Mwanahamisi to purchase five sacks of charcoal and bundles of kikois to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2011
May 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012