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Mwanaija, 40 years of age, lives with her six children in the community of Shizazi, located in Msambweni, in the province of Coast, Kenya. Mwanaija owns a food stall which supplies the local community with daily basic foods. She noticed that her business has been slowly growing and demand for more dishes is getting stronger. Now that her customers feel satisfied with her services, they are requesting a wider range of dishes.

Mwanaija is seeking a loan of KES 50,000 to purchase ingredients such as food flavor, flour, sugar, etc. to satisfy customer demand. With this loan, she hopes to better herself economically and personally. She also notes that, thanks to these types of credit organizations, she is able to achieve her goals.

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
  • 372
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanaija to purchase ingredients such as food flavor, flour, sugar, etc,.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013