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Memsa is a woman with five children, married to Bakari, who repairs bicycles. Four of their children are in school while the other is still young. For the last 8 years, she has been operating a food stall, selling to the general public. Other sources of livelihood include the sale of coconuts.

Memsa dreams of opening a restaurant in future. She describes market competition to be her major challenge. She owns a house that has electricity but no piped water. She intends to use her loan to purchase stock of rice, beans, and sugar.

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
  • 1024
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,117,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Memsa to purchase stock of rice, beans, and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2012
May 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013