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Mwanauru is married and lives with her husband and five children. Her husband helps with her business. She started her food-selling business four years ago by renting a shop in the market. Since she started the business, she has expanded her shop and gained many regular customers. She anticipates an increase in demand for her products and she plans to increase her supplies in order to meet the market demand. In the future, she plans to build her own house. She is a sharp and hardworking woman who says, "Since my business is the only income in the family, I need to make the best of it". She is requesting 40,000 KES to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and rice..

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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
  • 1035
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,192,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mwanauru to purchase wheat flour, maize flour and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013