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Mwanalima is a married woman with two children, both of whom are in school. She operates a grocery where she sells her goods from home, mostly to her neighbors. Mwanalima has been operating this business for the last three years and she aspires to open a kiosk in the future. She faces a challenge of market competition and describes food and school fees to be her greatest monthly expenses. With the Ksh 20000 loan, she will be able to purchase onions, tomatoes, fruits and vegetables 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
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanalima buy onions, tomatoes, fruits and vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2012
May 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013