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Merashid lives in the town of Samburu, in the coastal region of Kenya. She is married and has 4 children. For the past 15 years, Merashid has been working hard to manage her mat-weaving business and livestock business, which includes the fattening of goats for resale.

To help expand her business, Merashid has requested a loan of 35,000 Kenyan Shillings (KES). The loan will be used to buy more goats for resale. The increase will help Merashid to generate greater profits, enabling her to improve her family's standard of living and pay for her medical bills. Merashid hopes that, in the future, she will be able to have the best goat breeds in the whole village.

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
  • 882
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,068,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Merashid to buy goats for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013