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Mwanahamisi is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and medical bills.

For the past three years, she has operated a retail shop business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. Her major challenge is the high cost of transportation in the business. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 loan, she wants to purchase maize flour, cooking fat, oil and wheat flour. She decided to work with 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
  • 884
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,068,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mwanahamisi to purchase maize flour, cooking fat, oil and wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2012