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Mwanakombo is a married woman with five children, three of whom attend school. She owns a house that has piped water, but not electricity. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past five years, she has operated a retail shop business, selling household consumptions to her local neighbours. She also has a decoration business which provides her another source of income. Mwanakombo faces the major challenge of transportation during the rainy season when it becomes difficult to travel. She dreams of expanding and establishing a wholesale shop.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, paraffin and detergents. 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
  • 813
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,889,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mwanakombo to purchase bundles of wheat flour, paraffin and detergents.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
May 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2012