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Mwanakombo is a married woman who has two children, aged 16 and 10 years, both enrolled in school. She is married to Omar, a business man. She is engaged in a business of selling firewood in her place of residence. She lives in her own house that has electricity, but no piped water. Mwanakombo aspires to have a charcoal depot in the future.

Mwanakombo's greatest monthly expense is school fees and food. Mwanakombo owns a house that has electricity, but no piped water. She joined Yehu to access loans. With the KES 50,000, she plans to purchase stock of firewood to resell.

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
  • 374
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Mwanakombo to purchase stock of firewood for resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013