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Mwanjuma, a married woman with one child who is enrolled in school, has been selling cashew nuts at the market for the last two years. Earnings from her spouse are the family's other source of income. Mwanjuma describes seasonality as a major challenge, and says that food is her biggest monthly expense. She lives in a family house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Mwanjuma, who joined Yehu to receive access to loans to expand her business, is requesting Ksh 30000 to purchase more sacks of cashew nuts to sell.

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
  • 419
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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 $375 helped Mwanjuma to purchase more sacks of cashew nuts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2012
May 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013