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Mwanasiti is a married woman with three children, two of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past two years, she has operated a Khanga selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. (Khanga or Kikoi is traditional African cloth, wrapped around the body as clothing.) She faces a major challenge of competition from other Khanga sellers in the area. She dreams of increasing her sales volume in the future.

She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. With the KES 20,000 she wants to purchase bundles of Kikoi for sale.

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
  • 407
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanasiti to purchase bundles of Kikoi’s for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2011
May 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012