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Mjeni is a widow with eight children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She explains that her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past 15 years, she has operated a coconut selling business. She sells her coconuts at wholesale prices to local neighbors. Her major business challenge is the high cost of transportation. She dreams of establishing a vegetable stall in the future.

She is requesting a loan in the amount of 15,000 KES to purchase additional sacks of coconuts for resale purposes. She decided to join Yehu to access capital to boost her business.

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
  • 755
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,830,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mjeni to purchase additional sacks of coconuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014