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Mwakame is 32 years old and lives in the rural area of Msambweni. She is married with five children. Mwakame has a retail shop that buys and sells canned goods, snacks, personal care products, home use products and beverages. She has had this business for seven months.

Mwakame has requested a loan of 20,000 Kenyan shillings to buy stock of foodstuffs, detergents and soft drinks. In the future, she hopes to improve her business so she can support her children's education.

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
  • 680
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,780,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwakame to buy stock of foodstuffs, detergents and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013