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Mwanamai
Mwanamai is a merchant who sells clothes. She is married, lives in Tiribe, Mombasa, and has four children. Mwanamai began selling in the marketplace thanks to the financial assistance from her husband, who is a driver. Gradually she was able to increase her business and now she offers her products throughout the village.


Mwanamai travels to Mombasa and brings back articles of clothing, which allows her to continue offering good prices. The articles of clothing that she sells most are those for women and children such as blouses, t-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, and lingerie. She is requesting assistance so that she can buy articles of clothing that are in season. Mwanamai wants to be well-stocked with these items so that she can offer them to her customers.

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
  • 432
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,199,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mwanamai to buy articles of clothing that are in season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 21, 2013
Listed
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014