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Mwanajuma is a married woman with three children, two of whom are enrolled in school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She sells firewood and charcoal from home; her primary customers are her neighbors. Mwanajuma joined Yehu to get enough capital for her business. She aspires to hire employees in the future.

She plans to use the loan of 20,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) to buy sacks of charcoal and bundles of firewood.

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
  • 433
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanajuma to buy sacks of charcoal and bundles of firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013