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Mwanahawa is a married woman with six school-going children. She operates a food-making business where she makes food such as rice and beans and chapati bread to sell to school children. Mwanahawa owns a house without electricity or running water and her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. Her major business challenge is seasonality.

Mwanahawa is requesting a 35,000 KES loan to purchase items such as wheat flour, rice, cooking oil, sugar, and beans for her business. In the future, she dreams of expanding her business to earn more income and establishing a restaurant.

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
  • 534
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Mwanahawa to purchase items such as wheat flour, rice, cooking oil, sugar, and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2013
Jan 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015