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Mwanaisha is a single lady who owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is the high cost of transport.

For the past two years, she has operated a cosmetics business, selling 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.

With the 20,000 Kshs loan, Mwanaisha wants to purchase facial oil creams and beauty soap 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
  • 882
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,068,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 92.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mwanaisha to purchase facial oil creams and beauty soap for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012