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Mwanalima is 35 years old and married. She has been blessed with two children who attend school. She lives in her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

Mwanalima owns a fish-selling business, which has been operational for more than one year. She says seasonality is one of her greatest business challenges. Mwanalima dreams of becoming a wholesaler of fish in the future.

With the KES 50,000, she wants to purchase sacks of fish for resale. She joined 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
  • 735
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanalima to purchase sacks of fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2013
Jul 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014