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Mwanahamisi is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past five years, she has operated a shop, selling food to her neighbors and passersby.

With the loan, she wants to purchase wheat flour, cooking oil, and beans 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
  • 792
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mwanahamisi to purchase wheat flour, cooking oil, and beans for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015