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Mwanamkuu
Mwanamkuu is 53, a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Mwanamkuu has been operating a fish and coconut selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces stiff competition from other fish sellers for business.

With KES 30,000 that she is borrowing from Kiva, Mwanamkuu wants to dig a borehole (water well) that will enable her to establish another business selling water.

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
  • 348
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,138,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mwanamkuu to dig a borehole that will enable her establish another business selling water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 18, 2013
Listed
May 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014