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Mwanakombo is married and has four children, three of whom attend school while her fourth is too young to go. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped-in water, and her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. For the past three years, she has made a living selling food to her neighbors. Her main challenge is competition from other food vendors, but she is determined to expand her business. She is applying for a loan for Kshs. 30,000 to buy bundles of wheat flour, beans and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to secure access to the loans she needs to boost her business.

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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
  • 764
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mwanakombo to buy bundles of wheat flour, beans and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2011
Sep 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012