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Mwanamisi is a married woman with one child who attends school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past five years, she has operated a business selling cashew nuts from home to her neighbors. Mwanamisi faces a major challenge of competition from other cashew nut sellers in the market. She dreams of becoming known as a reliable seller in the market.

With the Kshs 50,000 loan she is requesting, Mwanamisi wants to purchase 10 sacks of cashew nuts for resale. Mwanamisi decided to join Kiva's partner, 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
  • 374
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanamisi to purchase 10 sacks of cashew nuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012