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Mwanamisi, age 23, describes herself as a happy, enterprising person who is, above all, working very hard to get her son ahead. Mwanamisi lives with her husband and son in the town of Msambweni, Coast province.

She has a small store in her home. It is her main source of income. At the moment, she has a good customer base, but she has a problem: she does not have a good variety of products, so her customers go elsewhere. For this reason, she is requesting a loan from Yehu for the purchase of basic staples such as: rice, flour, beans, sugar, oil, etc, so that her customers will have a good variety to choose from. This investment will allow her to expand her customer base, increase her sales, and increase her income. This will help her to support her family.

Mwanamisi dreams of expanding a her retail shop to a bigger store.

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
  • 1072
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,240,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanamisi to purchase of basic staples to sell in her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013