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Mwanamkasi is a widowed woman with six children, five of whom are enrolled in school. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She operates a kiosk and a green grocery, and has been doing so for the last seven years. She joined Yehu to access loans, and aspires to open a new kiosk in the future. Poor transportation infrastructure is her major challenge. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.
With the Ksh. 25,000, she intends to purchase stock for her businesses.

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
  • 706
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mwanamkasi to purchase stock for her businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013