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Mwanamkasi works selling fish in a store, selling to the neighborhood. She's a very hardworking woman with a great desire to get ahead and have a better life. She'll be able to achieve this only through her effort because she has no financial support from anybody. Her business is located in the central market of the town where she lives. It's very well known because her merchandise is of very good quality and she sells it at prices people can afford. She also sells dumplings and fried potatoes at one of the primary schools. This is also a place where they meet for their group center meetings.

Mwanamkasi is requesting a loan from Yehu to invest in buying more fish, wheat flour, baking powder, and cooking oil. This way she hopes to be the first option for the people who need such goodies.

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
  • 534
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mwanamkasi to buy more fish, wheat flour, baking powder, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013