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Mwanakombo is a married woman with seven children, 3 have graduated from school while 4 still attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past 7 years, Mwanakombo has been operating a street food stall business. She sells at the market to her neighbors and passersby. Mwanakombo faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of owning a business premise in the future.

With this loan for 40,000 Kshs, Mwanakombo want to purchase bundles of maize flour, wheat flour and rice. 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
  • 946
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,867,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mwanakombo buy flour and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2011
May 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012