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Mwanakombo is a 52-year-old woman living with her spouse in the town of Tiribe. She and her husband have four grown children, all of whom are independent.

She explains that, despite her advanced age, she is a hardworking woman. Four years ago, Mwanakombo started a small retail business by selling various goods. Specifically, she has been selling tobacco from her home; in addition, during the morning hours, she sells dumplings for breakfast. Both businesses are doing well. Thankfully, her children offer their support and help with the businesses.

She is asking for this loan to purchase more tobacco for re-sale purposes.

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
  • 622
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mwanakombo to expand and improve her retail business by purchasing additional tobacco.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013