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Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and her desire to get ahead, she sells charcoal to her neighbors and passersby. She will use the money from this loan to stock her business and purchase 20 sacks of charcoal so that she can have a better income in the near future.

Mwanasha works 10 hours a day at her post in order to provide better service to her customers.

Mwanasha is grateful to the Kiva lenders for providing people of limited resources the opportunity to have dignified work.

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
  • 876
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,090,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanasha to purchase 20 sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014