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Mwanahamisi is a married woman with three school going children. She lives in a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Mwanahamisi has operated a charcoal selling business for the past five years. Her potential clients are neighbours and passersby. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 50,000, she wants to purchase twenty sacks of charcoal for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access financial support to improve 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
  • 372
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanahamisi to purchase twenty sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014