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Mwaka is a married woman with eight kids. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past three years, she has operated a kiosk (small shop) business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. Her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business, and she dreams of establishing a wholesale shop business in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting of 30,000 KES (Kenyan shillings), she wants to purchase stock of wheat flour, maize flour, beans and rice. She decided to join 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
  • 731
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mwaka to purchase stock of wheat flour, maize flour and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014