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Mwaka is a married woman in her early 50's who lives with her two children and husband in the community of Samburu in the coastal region of Kenya. She has a total of four children, two are adults and independent while the two that she lives with are still in school. She earns her living selling cereals at the market. Her customers like her due to her high quality cereals and good services.

Mwaka is seeking a loan of 50,000 KES which she needs to buy sacks of maize for sale. With the money she earns she hopes to increase her working capital and continue improving her standard of living. As well, she wishes to fulfill her dream of opening a bigger cereal store.

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
  • 452
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwaka buy maize to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2012
Aug 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013