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Mwanakombo is married with four school-attending children. She is married to a farmer and they are working very hard to ensure that they meet their family's needs. She does farming as her side job where she earns another source of income. She resides in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water, and she spends much of her monthly income on school fees for her four children.

She got starting capital from her sister. Then she was introduced to Yehu by her neighbor and she was content with their terms of joining, so she is requesting a loan of Ksh 40,000 to purchase onions, tomatoes, and fruits to stock her grocery store.

Mwanakombo dreams of opening a shop in the future, even as she expands her grocery that is located opposite her house. The grocery has been operating for the past ten years, and it is a very hardworking lady who makes sure that her customers' needs are always met.

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
  • 366
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mwanakombo to purchase onions, tomatoes, and fruits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013