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Mwanauba is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and running water and her greatest monthly expense is school fees. For the past six years, she has operated a clothing business and she sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. Mwanauba’s major business challenge is theft due to the insecurity of her area of operation.

Mwanauba is requesting a 20,000 KES loan to purchase bundles of clothing to resell. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. In the future, Mwanauba dreams of having a formal store and 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
  • 667
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,777,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 91.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mwanauba to purchase clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2011
Aug 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012