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Mwanarusi is a married mother of three children all of whom are in school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water.

Mwanarusi has operated a cashew nut selling business at the market for the past five years, selling to passersby and neighbors. She cited seasonality as her major challenge in the business. With the 10,000 KES she wants to purchase sacks of cashew nuts for resale. She joined Yehu 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
  • 403
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,337,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mwanarusi to purchase sacks of cashew nuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014