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Mwanasiti is a 40-year-old married woman with seven children, one of whom is in school. She has been selling khangas to the general public for the last 10 years. Her aim is to open a clothing shop in the future. Mwanasiti lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She also sells coconuts and cereals as her side businesses. She describes price fluctuation and market competition to be her major challenges.
With the loan of KES 50,000, she plans to purchase pieces of khanga for sale.

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
  • 560
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,708,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanasiti to purchase pieces of khanga for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013