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Mwanaharusi is a married woman. She has two children, and both are enrolled in school. Her husband works as a blacksmith. Mwanaharusi operates a boda boda (motorcycle transport) business at the market. Her primary customers are passersby. Mwanaharusi's other source of income includes her husband's earnings.

She describes her greatest business challenge to be the high cost of fuel, and her highest monthly expenses are rent bills and school fees. She rents a house that has both electricity and piped water.

Mwanaharusi will use the 25,000 Kenyan shillings loan to pay school fees for her child. Mwanaharusi aspires to become self-reliant in the future. She joined Yehu to access capital.

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
  • 367
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,186,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mwanaharusi to pay school fees for her child.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013