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Mwanaisha is 45 years old. She is married and resides in her own house that has electricity but no piped water, in Coast Province, Kenya. She has been selling coconuts from her home for more than two years. She also operates a food stall where she sells a variety of foods including rice, dumplings, tea, etc. Her husband is a business person while her sons are also working.

Due to lack of funds, Mwanaisha is requesting a loan of Ksh 50,000 to purchase coconuts, rice, beans, and wheat flour. This money will help her expand her businesses and earn more income to support the family. In the future, she would like to expand her business and open a cereal shop. Moreover, she hopes to build a rental house as soon as possible.

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
  • 1013
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanaisha to purchase coconuts, rice, beans, and wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jul 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013