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Mesalimu is 52 years old. She is a widow who lives with her four school-going children. She works selling khangas (traditional pieces of fabric worn by women in East Africa) door to door. Mesalimu is a determined woman despite her advanced age. She has had this business for several years and she has gained a lot of experience in sales. She has built a large clientele because she is very pleasant and helpful. People recommend her because she has top quality khangas that can last up to four years.

She has many dreams she hopes to achieve. Every day, she gets up trusting that with time, she will manage to earn herself a more prosperous future. She will put in maximum effort because she knows that it's the only way she will reach success. Since she is alone without any support, she asks for support through a loan in the amount of KSH 30,000 to purchase bales of khangas for resale.

Mesalimu has good credit references and is responsible. She has already serviced another loan from Yehu. She is sure that she will be able to pay off the debt within the stipulated time.

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
  • 730
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mesalimu to purchase bales of khangas for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013