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Mwanamisi lives in Tiribe, Kenya with her two children. She dreams of a promising future where she is able to provide her little ones with the potential for success.

Her children are the motivation behind her work of selling fast food such as fried potatoes and French fries. Her business is open on weekends and holidays. It is located near her home; she sells food to passersby in her area as well as to neighbors, family members and friends. They are familiar with the products that Mwanamisi prepares and are loyal to her business.

Mwanamisi' goal is to achieve sustainable growth and thus improve her family's income. Her biggest challenge is building up enough working capital in order to grow her business. Mwanamisi is currently applying for a Kiva loan (her first loan through Yehu Microfinance Trust). She will use it to buy supplies such as sauces, breads, sausages and meat in larger volumes so that she can increase her offerings.

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
  • 753
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanamisi to buy supplies such as sauces, breads, sausages and meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013