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Mejumaa is married with one school-going child. They live at their own house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for the children.

She has operated a khanga (women’s wrap cloth) selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of lack of capital to expand her business and also competition from her fellow sellers.

With the loan she is requesting, Mejumaa wants to purchase two bales of khangas for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans 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
  • 592
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mejumaa to purchase two bales of khangas (wrap cloth) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014