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Kamwenga, 50, is married to Chiwaya who is a carpenter; they have school-aged children who are dependent on them.

Kamwenga has had a home-based grocery store for about three years. Aside from the usual grocery items she also sells fruits and vegetables that generate extra income. She’s requesting this loan to buy rice, sugar, flour and noodles at wholesale.

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
  • 676
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Kamwenga to buy rice, sugar, flour and noodles at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014