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Mwanamkuu is a married woman with two children; one attends school while one is still too young for school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past four years, she has operated a tailoring business, her potential customers are the neighbouring community members and parents with school going children. She faces a major challenge of seasonality.

During holiday season the demand for uniforms decrease since students are on holidays while when they re-open the demand increases.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase cloth and a sewing machine. 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
  • 430
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mwanamkuu to purchase cloth and a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
24 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 3, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012