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Mwenda is a 26-year-old married woman. She has 3 children and all 3 are enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Karisa and he works as a tailor.

Mwenda operates a retail shop business and sells her goods in the shop. She's worked in this business for 2 years and was previously employed as a farmer. Her primary customers are neighbours and passersby. She describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality and her highest monthly expense is food for the family. She rents a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Mwenda will use the Kes 20000 loan to purchase bundles of wheat flour, detergents, and cooking fat oil. Mwenda aspires to establish a retail shop business 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
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwenda to purchase bundles of wheat flour, detergents, cooking fat oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2012
Mar 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013