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Mwanasha is a married woman with three children, two of whom go to school and one is underage. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food and school fees.

She sells cooking oil and she has been in this business for the past one year. She cites transportation costs as her major challenge.

With the loan she is requesting, she wants to purchase jerrycans of cooking oil for resale. 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
  • 687
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mwanasha to purchase jerrycans of cooking oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014