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Mwanasiti is a 67-year-old married woman living on the south coast of Kenya. She has four adult children.

Despite her advanced age, Mwanasiti is a very industrious entrepreneur who does not fear any risks. She earns a living running a café, which she has done for two years.

Mwanasiti would like to take a loan to buy a greater variety and quantity of ingredients so as to offer a variety of foods in her café. She hopes this will enable her to better meet the needs of her customers and increase the turnover of her stock.

She also hopes that through the loan, her business will generate a higher income and will help her to improve her family's living conditions and enable her to set aside some savings. Her dream is to open a restaurant 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
  • 731
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mwanasiti to purchase ingredients (wheat flour, rice, cooking oil) for her café.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013