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Mwanatumu is a married woman with five children, four of whom graduated while one still attends school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees. She has operated her juice selling business for over 18 years. She sells to passersby and her neighboring community. Mwanatumu faces the major challenge of seasonality in her business. During the winter rainy season, the demand for natural juice is very low compared to summer season. She hopes to purchase a pick up truck for light transport.

With the Kshs 80,000 loan she wants to purchase window shutters for her rental houses. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve her living standards.

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
  • 490
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mwanatumu to purchase window shutters for her rental houses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2011