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Mwanadie is a married woman with three school-going children. Her husband is a taxi driver who contributes to the provision of family basic needs. She has a house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children.

Mwanadie has operated a tailoring business for the past ten years; her potential clients are her friends, neighbors, and her area villagers. She faces a major challenge of seasonality where demand is high during the end of the month only. She dreams of expanding her business.

With this loan of 40,000 Kenya shillings (KES), she wants to purchase cloth materials for business. She decided to join Yehu to get capital for expanding 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
  • 428
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 104.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Mwanadie to purchase cloth materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012