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Mwanakombo is a married woman with seven children. She lives in her own house, which has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past ten years, Mwanakombo has operated an open-air food stall; her potential customers are market dwellers and neighbors. She faces a major challenge of seasonality of products in the market.

With the KES 50,000 loan, she wants to purchase sacks of beans, cooking oil, wheat flour, and rice. She decided to join Yehu 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
  • 948
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,090,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanakombo to purchase sacks of beans, cooking oil, wheat flour, and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014