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Mesalim is a married woman. She has 8 children between the ages of 2 and 22 years, all in school. She is married to Mwinyi, an electrician. Mesalim weaves mats to sell and also operates a food stall and sells her goods from home. She has been weaving for the last 20 years. She aspires to be selling her mats at the market, instead of selling them from home. Mesalim lives in her own house that has electricity, but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

With the loan of KES 70,000 to repair her house and to add stock of beans and rice to her food stall.

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
  • 709
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Mesalim to repair her house and to add stock of beans and rice to her food stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013