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Mwanajuma is a married woman living with her husband and five children. She manages two businesses, a charcoal stall and a khanga (women's cloth wrap) business. She works very hard to give her kids access to a high quality education.

Her store has been open for 6 years now, and has become the main source of income for her family. Through the busy store and business, she has gotten to know her neighbors much better, which in turn has grown her customer base.

Her store mainly sells khanga and charcoal. She wants to increase the variety of products she can offer to her customers, and also wants to further stock her business, since the demand for khangas is on the rise. Her future plans include expanding her business. She plans to use the support from this loan to purchase bales of khanga and sacks of charcoal.

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
  • 591
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,764,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Mwanajuma to purchase bales of khangas and sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014