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Mwanaumi is a married woman; she has five children, all of whom attend school. Mwanaumi owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for her kids.

Mwanaumi has operated a charcoal selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby; in addition, she sells potatoes. She faces stiff competition from other operators in her business.

With the Kshs 50,000, she wants to purchase sacks of charcoal to sell.

She decided to join Yehu to access loans 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
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mwanaumi to purchase sacks of charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 3, 2014
Jun 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015