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Mwanaisha is a married woman with three children, two of whom attend school while one is still young for school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, school fees and rent bills.

For the past two years, she has operated a water vending business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Her major dream is to expand her business and open another business. She decided to join Kiva partner Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

With the loan of Kshs 40,000 she wants to establish a vegetable stall and she will purchase sacks of green vegetables, potatoes, tomatoes and onions. 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
  • 398
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mwanaisha to establish a vegetable stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012