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Mwanakombo is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food and school fees for the family.

For the past six years, she has operated a cosmetic selling business, selling as retail to her neighbors and passersby. In addition she also operates a food stall business, selling from home which earns her another source of livelihood. Her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation in her business. Mwanakombo dreams of establishing a retail shop in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting of KES 80,000, she wants to purchase stock of cosmetics and food stuffs for resale. 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
  • 862
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,924,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Mwanakombo to purchase stock of cosmetics and food stuffs to re-sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013