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Mwanakombo is a 55-year-old, married woman. She and her husband have five children between the ages of 15 and 33 years.

To earn a living, she sells food and fried fish, which is her specialty. She has already been working in this line of business for a number of years. She operates her business out of her home. Despite her advanced age, Mwanakombo explains that she is very responsible.

This will be her first loan from this institution. She would like to use the loan proceeds to buy a freezer. More generally, she is seeking this loan so that she can continue to improve her business. Mwanakombo plans on using her earnings resulting from the loan to continue to buy supplies and to thereby increase her business income.

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
  • 492
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mwanakombo to improve her business of selling food and fried fish, by purchasing a freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013