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Mwanamvua is a married woman with five children, four of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

She has operated a retail business for the past one year, operating from home to sell to her neighbors and passersby. Mwanamvua faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to operate a wholesale shop in the future.

With the 25,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase two sacks of rice and coconuts for sale. 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
  • 542
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mwanamvua to purchase two sacks of rice and coconuts for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2012