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Mnani is 35 years old and lives in the town of Msambweni, Kenya. She is widowed and has three children, all of whom attend school.

For the past nine years, Mnani has been working hard to operate her firewood selling business, selling from her home. She says that she is determined despite the challenges has since her husband passed on. She knows that she has to work hard to provide for her children, now that she is the bread winner.

To help expand her business and continue getting income to sustain her family, Mnani has requested a loan of 30,000 KES from Yehu to purchase more stock of firewood for sale. Mnani hopes that in the future she will be able to open a retail shop.

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
  • 581
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,852,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mnani to purchase more firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013