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Mwanahai is married and has eight children, one of whom attends school and the rest are adults. For the past two years, she has operated a timber selling business, selling to her neighbors and passersby.

Mwanahai is requesting a loan from Yehu for 50,000 KES, which she will use to purchase more timber to sell. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food. Mwanahai dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

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
  • 682
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,780,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mwanahai to purchase timber.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014