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Mwanamaya
Mwanamaya is a single mother of three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not running water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and household consumables.


For over twenty years, she has operated an open air food selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of business.


With the 50,000 KES, she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, tea leaves, and cooking fat. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to 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
  • 947
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,127,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanamaya to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, tea leaves, and cooking fat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 11, 2013
Listed
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014