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

For the past four years, she has operated a food stall business, selling retail and from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of price fluctuation in her business. Mwanatumu dreams of expanding and establishing a restaurant in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase potatoes, bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and green grocery items. 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
  • 821
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,938,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mwanatumu to purchase potatoes, wheat flour, maize flour and green grocery items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012