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Mwanakombo is the mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expense is food. For more than five years, she has operated a vegetable stall, selling from her home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Mwanakombo dreams of establishing a grocery store in the future, and is requesting a loan for Kshs 15,000 to buy green vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes and onions. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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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
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mwanakombo to buy green vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014