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Mwanasha is married and has three children--one in school and two underage. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

She has operated a fish-selling business for the last three years, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business.

With the KES 35,000, she wants to purchase fish, cooking oil, and firewood for her business. She decided to join to acquire financial services for 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
  • 571
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,806,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Mwanasha to purchase fish, cooking oil, and firewood for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014