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Mwanamisi is a married woman living together with her husband and three children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for the children.

For the past four years, she has operated a firewood selling business. She sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding her business to being a wholesale supplier of firewood in the village.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase more firewood for resale to avoid under-stocking. She decided to join to 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
  • 660
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,287,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mwanamisi to purchase more firewood for resale to avoid under-stocking.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014