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The desire for a prosperous future is the dream of every merchant and Mesalim is an example of this. She is a married woman who has 4 children and lives with her family in the coastal region of Kenya. Mesalim is a very industrious woman who has been operating a tailoring business for the past 8 years. Her dream is to expand her business and have a worthy life. Mesalim is asking for this loan to buy another sewing machine, fabrics and thread. She hopes to have a dressmaking training college in the future.

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
  • 677
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mesalim to buy another sewing machine, fabrics and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013