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Mwanajuma is a 28-year-old single woman. She has 2 children between the ages of 2 and 7 -- 1 is enrolled in school.

Mwanajuma operates a beauty salon business and sells her goods in a shop. She's worked in this business for 3 years. Her primary customers are women. She describes her greatest business challenge to be competition and her highest monthly expense is rent and electricity bills. She rents a house that has electricity but no piped water.

Mwanajuma will use the Kes 20,000 loan to purchase cosmetics for her beauty salon business. Mwanajuma aspires to expand her business in the future. She joined Yehu to access funds to boost 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
  • 487
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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 $250 helped Mwanajuma buy cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012