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Mwanatumu is a single woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For over ten years, she has operated a cashew nuts sales business, selling at the market to her neighbours and passersby. Mwanatumu faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to be a reliable seller of cashew nuts in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase sacks of cashew nuts for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve her livelihood.

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
  • 995
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,111,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanatumu to purchase sacks of cashew nuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012