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Mwanakombo is a married woman with eight children; three attend school while five have already graduated from school. Mwanakombo owns a house that has no electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past 2 years, Mwanakombo has operated a business making mats, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. Mwanakombo faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. During the rainy season, the availability of materials for her weaving business is minimal. Mwanakombo wants to use this KES 20,000 loan to purchase weaving materials for her business. She dreams of expanding her business in the future. 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
  • 548
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanakombo to purchase weaving materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012