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Mwanaisha is a widowed woman. She has two children, both of whom are adults. Mwanaisha owns a house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

Mwanaisha operates a coconut-selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces stiff competition from other coconut sellers in the area.

With the KES 15,000 loan, she wants to purchase bundles of coconuts for resale. 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
  • 426
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mwanaisha to purchase bundles of coconuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014