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Mwanarusi is married and the mother of five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past year, she has operated a retail shop, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She says seasonality is her biggest challenge. Mwanarusi dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future, and is requesting a loan for Kshs 20,000 to buy maize flour, rice, beans and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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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
  • 742
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanarusi to buy maize flour, rice, beans, cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014