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Mwanamkasi, 42, is a married woman and mother of five children. She has been involved in a food vending business making and selling dumplings. She sells her dumplings door to door to her neighbors. She is a well-known person in the village due to her quality products and her kindness. Mwanamkasi says that her business needs a lot of devotion and determination. At times, she walks to the neighboring villages to sell her products. She wants to buy ingredients but she does not have working capital. This is why she asked Yehu for a loan to buy wheat flour, cooking oil, and baking powder. She has faith that she will one day run a hotel.

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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
  • 578
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,852,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mwanamkasi to buy wheat flour, cooking oil, and baking powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013