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Mwanamkasi is a very hardworking woman, who lives in her own house that neither has electricity nor piped water. She has three children going to school. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. Mwanamkasi operates a fruit selling business, and sells to passersby and neighbors. She cites seasonality as her major challenge. With the loan, she wants to purchase mangoes, oranges, and bananas for resale. She joined Yehu to get financial support.

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
  • 585
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,852,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mwanamkasi to purchase mangoes, oranges, and bananas for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2014
May 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015