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Jumwa is a married woman with six children, two of whom attend school and rest are grown ups. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past two years, she has operated a shop kiosk business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She mentioned seasonality as her major challenge. Jumwa dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 30,000 she wants to purchase sweets, biscuits, bread, milk,soft drinks, rice, beans and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu 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
  • 402
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,337,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Jumwa to purchase sweets, biscuits, bread, milk, soft drinks, rice, beans and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Oct 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014