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Mwanakombo is a single mother. She has one child, who is in school. She lives in her family’s house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

Mwanakombo has operated as a tailor for the past three years; her potential clients are local women. She faces a major challenge of inadequate capital to expand her business. She dreams of expanding her business.

With her loan of KES 20,000 she wants to purchase more fabrics and also buy some vegetables for her new grocery business. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance because of its quality financial services.

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
  • 848
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mwanakombo to purchase more fabrics and to buy vegetables for her new grocery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 3, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012