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Mwavadu, aged 35 years, is a married man with three children, all of whom attend school. They live at a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

For years, he has operated a food stall business, selling from home to his neighbors and passersby. He faces a major challenge of seasonality in his place of operation. Mwavadu dreams of establishing a hotel and hiring one employee in the future.

With the KES 10,000 loan, he wants to purchase three bundles of wheat flour, cooking fat and charcoal. He 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
  • 730
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mwavadu to purchase three bundles of wheat flour, cooking fat and charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014