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Mnyevu is a 52-year-old married woman with 6 children. 4 of whom are enrolled in school. She lives in her own house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

Mnyevu has operated a clothes business for the past 3 years. She sells at the market to the general public. She faces a major challenge of seasonality as she sells less during rainy seasons. She aspires to expand her business so as to provide education to her children.

With the Kshs. 20,000 she wants to purchase new clothes to expand her business. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to boost her business and improve her standard of living.

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
  • 1070
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,240,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mnyevu to purchase new clothes for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013