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Mwanahamisi is 40 years old. She is a widow and has three children. She has worked all her life selling seafood, fried as well as fresh. She learned this business from her parents, who taught her since she was a little one how to work with seafood. She buys the seafood wholesale from the local fishermen.

The loan that she is requesting from Yehu will be used to buy more fresh fish for selling. She wants to take advantage of this time since the price of fish is low and she can buy a larger quantity of fish. If she has greater sales she will have more income, which will allow her to cover the family expenses, and have a steady business.

Mwanahamisi hopes that with her work and the help of Yehu and Kiva, she can expand her business to offer better life for her children.

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
  • 595
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,780,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mwanahamisi to buy more fresh fish for selling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013