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Mwanaisha is a 35-year-old married woman with seven children who are all enrolled in school. Her husband works as a employee at the water ministry. For the past 10 years, Mwanaisha has operated a fish-selling business at the market. Her primary customers are local community members. Mwanaisha describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality. She owns a house without electricity or running water and her highest monthly expense is school fees. Mwanaisha joined Yehu because of its flexible and affordable policies.

Mwanaisha is requesting a 50,000 KES loan to buy more bundles of fish. She aspires to expand her business and open a new kiosk 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
  • 1007
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Mwanaisha to buy fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013