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Mwaduna is a married man with five children, three boys and two girls. Three of his children attend school while two are still too young for school. He owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past ten years, he has operated a retail shop business, selling to his neighbours and passersby. Mwaduna faces a major challenge of seasonality especially during the harvesting period when the demand for products is lower. He dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 he wants to purchase sacks of maize for resale. He decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost his 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
  • 711
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 94.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Mwaduna to purchase sacks of maize for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012