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Mwanamkuu is a married woman with four children, three in school and one underage. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past two years, she has operated a clothes-selling business, selling second-hand clothing for both men and women. She cites stiff competition as her major challenge in the business.

Mwanamkuu is requesting 30,000 KES to purchase bales of clothing for resale. She dreams of expanding to a wholesale shop in the near 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
  • 877
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,385,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mwanamkuu to purchase bales of clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014