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Mwanajuma is a married woman with five children, one of whom still attends school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past five years, she has operated a cloth ("Kikoi" used for clothing) sales business; she sells along the beach shores to tourists at the beach. Mwanajuma also does weaving of mats for sale as her other source of income. She faces a major challenge of seasonality due to low and high seasons in her business. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

With the Kshs 80,000 she wants to purchase bundles of cloth for resale. 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
  • 409
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,231,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Mwanajuma to purchase bundles of cloth for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011