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Mwanahamisi is a married woman and has two children. She lives in a rental house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past four years, she has operated an open-air food stall business. Her potential customers are market dwellers and neighbors. She faces a major challenge of price fluctuations of products in the market.

With the KES 40,000 loan, Mwanahamisi wants to purchase sacks of beans, cooking fat, oil, wheat flour, and rice. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance Trust to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 498
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mwanahamisi to purchase sacks of beans, cooking fat, oil, wheat flour, and rice to sell in her food stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014