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Mwanahawa is a hardworking and goal-oriented woman. She is single and the loving mother of one who is still underage. She is a good woman and always cares about the well-being of her home. She lives in a rental house with her child.

For more than five years, she has been reselling clothes in a boutique. Mwanahawa says that she depends on this business for her livelihood. She mainly buys the merchandise at the central market in the city of Mombasa.

At this time, Mwanahawa wants to buy a new assortment of children's and women's clothing to restock her boutique. With this purpose, she is asking for a loan amounting to 20,000 Kenyan shillings. She hopes to expand her business and open another boutique 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
  • 739
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanahawa to buy a new assortment of children's and women's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012