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Mesalimu is from Likoni, Mombasa. She makes a living buying and selling women's, men's and children's clothing. She is married; her husband is also a businessman who sells spare auto parts. Mesalimu and her husband live together in their own house along with their six children. Mesalimu is a very hardworking woman with very good references. She has been working in this business for four years.

Mesalimu is requesting this loan in order to buy clothing, since she wants to offer a better variety of clothing to her customers. She is very grateful for this opportunity and notes that it will be a great help to her.

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
  • 682
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,780,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mesalimu to buy clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014