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Mwakaja is a 33-year-old married woman. She has one child who is enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Karani and he works as a fishmonger.

Mwakaja operates a teaching school, where she teaches kindergarten kids. She has worked in this business for three years. Her primary customers are students. She describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality and her highest monthly expense is food. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Mwakaja will use the KES 10,000 loan to purchase school teaching materials. She joined Yehu because of its favorable loan products and policies.

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
  • 500
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mwakaja to purchase school teaching materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012