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Mwanakame is a hairdresser who, through her work and sacrifice, has been able to get ahead and increase her income. She wants to continue her line of work and become an important small business owner.

Mwanakame is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy shampoo, cream rinse, hair color, and restorative hair treatments. These purchases will enable her to continue working and providing good customer service. Mwanakame hopes to open other outlets and hire employees in future even as she dreams of continuing to provide an education to her three 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
  • 376
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mwanakame to purchase shampoo, cream rinse, hair color, and restorative hair treatments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013