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Mwanamisi is 24 years old, married, and has four children. They live in a neighborhood in the town of Msambweni. She has a store where she sells food products (rice, beans, flour, cornmeal, sugar, soft drinks, and bread), as well as medicines and other grocery products. She started this business with money given by her husband and later used the profits to increase her inventory.

Mwanamisi currently has an established customer base, which allows her to increase her sales and experience more demand for the products she offers. At the moment, she is requesting her first loan so that she can invest in the purchase of food products, medicines, and grocery products. Her dream is to increase her sales and her earnings so that she can grow financially, support her children’s education, and achieve a stable business.

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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
  • 875
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mwanamisi to purchase food products, medicines, and grocery products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013