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Mwaka is a married woman. She has four children, three of whom attend school. Mwaka owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are for food and school fees. Mwaka operates a business selling firewood, selling from her home to her neighbours and to passersby. She faces stiff competition from other firewood-seller businesses. With the KES 30,000 loan, she wants to purchase bundles of firewood and charcoal for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans and boost her business.

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
  • 681
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,780,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mwaka to purchase bundles of firewood and charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014