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Mwanamisi is a married woman with two children. Both of her children currently attend school. She lives with her family in their house, which has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For over three years, she has been operating a beauty salon business. Her customers are neighbors and others in her town. She dreams of expanding her business into a beauty training school.

With the loan proceeds that she is requesting she wants to purchase hair extensions, hair treatments, and shampoo. She joined Yehu because of its favorable loaning requirements.

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
  • 365
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,273,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanamisi to expand and improve her business by purchasing hair extensions, hair treatments, and shampoo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014