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Mejumaa is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. Her husband is a driver who contributes to the provision of the family's basic needs. She owns a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children.

Mejumaa has operated a business selling mats for the past 12 years. In addition, she sells lesos (kanga). Her potential clients are the local area women. She faces a major challenge of rising prices of products due to inflation. She dreams of expanding her business.

With the KSHS 50,000, she wants to purchase sisal fibers for weaving her mats and some pairs of lesos for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to improve 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
  • 743
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mejumaa to purchase sisal fibers and lesos (kanga).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013