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Mwanajuma is a married woman with four children, two boys and two girls. She lives at a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and electricity bills.

For the past 15 years, she has operated a vegetable-stall business, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other vegetable operators in her area. Her dream is to own a plot of land in the future.

With the 20,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase fruits and vegetables 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
  • 368
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,186,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mwanajuma to purchase fruits and vegetables for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012