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Mwanakombo is married with seven children who attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water.

Mwanakombo operates a cashew nut business, selling at the market to her neighbours and passersby. In addition, she also does a business selling cooked food. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Her dream is to establish a big restaurant in the near future.

With this KSH 40,000 loan, Mwanakombo wants to purchase seven sacks of cashew nuts for sale. 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
  • 1010
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,094,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mwanakombo buy cashews to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014