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Mwanasiti is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past three years, she has sold household goods like maize flour and sugar. She sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of price fluctuation in her business. She dreams of establishing a retail shop in the future.

She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve her livelihood. With the KES 15,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, sugar and beans.

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
  • 607
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mwanasiti to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, sugar and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2011
May 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012