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Mwaka lives Mwambalasi, Kenya. She is 27 years old, lives in her parents’ house, and has a 14-year-old child.

For the past 4 years, Mwaka has been selling used charcoal and making local soap. She is busy working long hours on her business and this makes her proud. She enjoys the interaction with her customers and making a profit.

Mwaka is requesting a loan amounting to 50,000 KES to purchase charcoal for resale. She is grateful for the opportunity.

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
  • 764
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,830,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mwaka to purchase charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013