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Mejuma is a married woman with five children, four of whom attend school, while the last is still too young for school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

She has operated a tailoring business for the past ten years, selling from home to her neighbours and passers-by. In addition she operates a water-selling stall, which contributes another source of income. Mejuma hopes to open a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 80,000 of her loan, she wants to start a retail shop business, purchase rice, beans, and sugar, and open another water-selling stall. She decided to join Yehu because it is simple to join.

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
  • 946
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,867,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,000 helped Mejuma to open a retail shop, purchase rice, beans, and sugar, and open another water-selling stall.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012