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Mwanasiti is an active, entrepreneurial and determined woman. She sells makuti, a thatching material made from palm fronds. She started this business so as to contribute to covering the household’s daily expenses. It has been one of the best and biggest decisions she has ever made.

Mwanasiti sells her makuti from her home to the neighborhood. She has acquired sales experience, which helps her to make a good profit. She has gained a lot of customers because they prefer her excellent service and her product for its quality and affordable price. With this in mind she is now applying for a 40,000 KES loan from Yehu to buy more makuti to sell.

Mwanasiti has many goals she wishes to accomplish. She is confident that she possesses many important skills vital to making this business a success. She is happy in this business and working hard to achieve a prosperous future.

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
  • 407
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mwanasiti to buy more makuti to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Nov 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013