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Mwatime, 37, is married with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are medical bills and school fees.

For the past three years, she has operated a food stall, selling at the market to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other food stall operators. She dreams of establishing a restaurant business in the future.

With the requested loan of KES 20,000, she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, and cooking fat/oil. 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
  • 604
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwatime to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, and cooking fat/oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2012
May 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012