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Mesalimu is 35 years old and lives with her family. She earns a living making and selling dumplings, which she has been doing for many years. Mesalimu has a lot of experience and steady customers. She is known as an enterprising, responsible, and very hardworking woman. She has very good personal references because it is very important to her for her customers to be satisfied with the service they receive, so they want to return to her business.

Mesalimu is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy the supplies she needs to make dumplings, including wheat flour, cooking oil, baking powder, etc. She wants to expand her business to increase her profits and improve her and her family's quality of life.

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
  • 793
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mesalimu to purchase wheat flour, cooking oil, and baking powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013