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Mwanasha is a divorced woman and has two children who always help her out. Mwanasha has been a merchant for three years. She has a well-stocked dispensary with all of the basic goods in a well-populated area of Likoni. She says that she began with a small kiosk when she moved to town, and with a lot of sacrifice, she grew her business. There is a lot of competition in the area. She also says that she is very proud of her work because with her efforts, she has been able to support and educate her children. Mwanasha asks for a loan to buy rice, noodles, beef, drinks and other items so that she can continue offering variety to her customers.

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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
  • 949
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,090,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanasha to buy rice, noodles, beef, drinks and other items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014