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Mesalimu is married and has three children. She lives in her own home in a very calm neighborhood.

Mesalimu makes doughnuts for sale; her business is doing very well. She has a good customer base and sells at reasonable prices. She has requested a loan to buy products in bulk to make the doughnuts, like cooking oil for frying, milk, and corn flour.

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
  • 719
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mesalimu to purchase cooking oil, milk, and corn flour for her doughnut-making business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014