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Mwanasha is a married woman with four children, one of whom still attends school while three already graduated from school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past fifteen years, she has operated a food stall sales business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. Mwanasha faces a major challenge of competition from other food stall operators. She hopes to expand her business in the future.

With the Kshs 27,000 she wants to purchase a bundle of wheat flour, sugar, cowpeas and coconuts. 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
  • 608
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,786,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mwanasha to purchase a bundle of wheat flour, sugar, cowpeas and coconuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012