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Mbwana is married and has been blessed with two children. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. He cites food and school fees as his major expenses.

He operates a fruit selling business, selling at retail prices to his neighbors and town dwellers. He faces a major challenge of the bulkiness of goods, hence the high cost of transportation.

With the Kshs 30,000 he wants to purchase sacks of fruits for resale. Mbwana decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost his 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
  • 795
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,848,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mbwana to purchase sacks of fruits for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014