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Mwanamisi is a married mother of two children, both of whom go to school. They live in their own house that neither has electricity nor piped water.

For the past years, she has operated a cashew nut selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of operation. Mwanamisi dreams of establishing a wholesale shop for selling the cashew nuts in the future.

With the KES 30,000 loan, she wants to purchase three sacks of cashew nuts to sell. 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
  • 515
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mwanamisi to purchase three sacks of cashew nuts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014