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Mnyazi, a 56-year-old mother of two and wife of Nyale, has operated a scrap metal sales business from home for the last 10 years, with town residents as her primary customers. Mnyazi's other source of income is farming. She describes her greatest business challenge to be a lack of scrap metal, and her highest monthly expense is food. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Mnyazi joined Yehu access capital to improve her business, and will use the Kes 40,000 loan to purchase a stock of scrap metals to sell. Mnyazi aspires to expand her business in the future.

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
  • 741
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,794,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mnyazi to purchase a stock of scrap metals to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012