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Mwanakombo is a 28-year-old single lady who lives at her family’s house with electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for herself and clothing.

Mwanakombo has operated a tailoring business for the past nine years; her potential clients are her neighbors. She faces a major challenge of seasonality. She dreams of expanding her business.

With this loan of 30,000 Kenya shillings (KES), she wants to purchase more fabrics and embroidery for her business. She decided to join Yehu to expand 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
  • 372
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mwakombo to purchase more fabrics and embroidery for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012