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Mesaid is 34 years old, married with two children. She lives in Likoni with both her husband and children, both of whom are still schooling. They live in a rental house. The highest expenditure every month is their rental payment and food. She earns her living through a cashew nut stall where she buys and sells them at retail prices. Since it is the season when farmers are harvesting cashew nuts Mesaid wishes to buy them in large stock now to sell when price goes up. It is for this reason that she has approached Yehu for a loan of KES 50000.

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
  • 735
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mesaid to buy cashew nuts in large quantities while they are in season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014