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Mwanakombo is married and has a single child who is enrolled in school. She has operated a salon for the last 10 years. Mwanakombo is requesting this loan to purchase beauty items and chemicals for her salon.

Mwanakombo lives in a rented house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She describes seasonality to be her major challenge and food for the family to be her greatest monthly expense. Mwanakombo joined Yehu to get financial support. She dreams of opening a boutique in the future.

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
  • 569
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanakombo to purchase beauty items and chemicals for her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2012
May 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013