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Mwanasha is a married woman and has four children, with three in school and one under school age. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

She has operated a fish selling business for the last thirteen years, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces the major challenge of seasonality in her business.

With the KES 50,000 she wants to purchase fish, cooking oil and firewood for her business. She decided to join Yehu to acquire financial services for 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
  • 430
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwanasha to purchase fish, cooking oil and firewood for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015