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Mwanamisi is a married woman with two children, one boy and one girl, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past eight years, she has operated a food stall business, selling to her neighbours and town dwellers. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of establishing a restaurant business in the future.

With the Kshs 30,000 she wants to purchase bales of maize floor, wheat flour and cooking fat. 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
  • 707
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mwanamisi to purchase bales of maize flour, wheat flour and cooking fat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013