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Mwinyi is 40 years old and lives in his own house with his wife and their two children, who are in school. He owns a kiosk to earn a living and provide necessities for him family. He sells items that meet major family requirements, including foodstuffs, cereals, greens, and utensils. He has been doing this for some years and so has a lot of experience and some regular customers who come to him every day. He has a strategic location for the business, and it is also worth mentioning that there is not much competition. His dream is for his children to have a better life than he has had. Every day he wakes up early to earn the necessary money to bring fresh greens from the nearby market, and he wants to keep his business going for a long time, as it is his principal source of income. So, to do this, he decided to apply for a loan of KES 25,000, so he can expand his stall and restock necessary supplies, such as flour, sugar, milk, margarine, greens and cereals. He believes that, only by doing this, will he manage to realize his dream of giving his family better living conditions.

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
  • 722
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mwinyi to expand her food stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013