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Mwanamkasi has been selling seafood for approximately seven years. She started out working as a farmer but then decided to establish her own business selling fish. Mwanamkasi gradually grew her business and has built up a good clientele over many years. She wakes up at 6:00 A.M. and heads to the docks where the fishing boats arrive. She is a married woman with four grown children. With this loan, she wants to buy fish, a frying pan, and cooking oil. Among her goals are to grow her business, to have enough capital to start another business, and to have another source of income.

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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
  • 879
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanamkasi to buy fish, a frying pan, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013