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Mwanaidi is a married woman who lives in the village of Tiribe in the region of Kenya. She has four children; all are currently in school. For the past five years, she has been working hard to manage her retail shop, selling paraffin.

To help expand her business, Mwanaidi has requested a loan of 10,000 Kes (Kenyan shillings) from Yehu Microfinance Trust. The loan will be used to buy more paraffin at a wholesale price and to resell at a low price to attract more customers. This will help Mwanaidi to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children and their medical bills. She hopes that in the future, she will be able to improve her family's standard of living.

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
  • 1078
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,238,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mwanaidi to buy more paraffin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013