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Mwanalima is a married mother of two kids. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

Mwanalima has operated a retail shop for the past three years, selling household consumables like wheat flour and maize flour from home to her neighbors. She faces the challenge of competition in her business. Mwanalima dreams of expanding to a wholesale shop in the future.

With a loan of Kshs 20,000, she wants to purchase wheat flour, maize flour, and cooking oil in bulk.

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
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanalima to purchase wheat flour, maize flour, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2014
May 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015