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Mwanamzungu 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 expenses are food and school fees.

For the past ten years, she has operated a clothes selling business, selling Kikoi's and leso's (kinds of African print cloth) to her neighbours. In addition she also operates a hardware business, her other source of income. She faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation and seasonality in her business.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase bundles of Kikoi's, Khanga's and shoes for resale. 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
  • 881
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,075,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 92.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mwanamzungu to purchase bundles of Kikoi's and Khanga's (kinds of African print cloth) and shoes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012