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Mwanamisi is a married woman with five children, three of whom attend school while two graduated from school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

She has operated a cafe business for the past year which she operates from home. Her potential customers are school children, neighbours and passersby. Mwanamisi faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to establish a hotel in the future.

She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase a sack of rice and a bundle of maize flour.

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
  • 1066
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,240,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanamisi to purchase one sack of rice and one bundle of maize flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011