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Mlongo is a widowed woman with four children who are adults. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

Mlongo has operated a fish selling business at the market for the past eight years, selling to her town dwellers and neighbors. She faces a major challenge of high cost of purchasing fish, especially during cold currents in the deep sea.

Mlongo is requesting a loan to purchase bundles of fish, cooking oil, and firewood. She decided to join Yehu to access loans at lower cost to improve 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
  • 718
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mlongo to purchase bundles of fish, cooking oil, and firewood for her fish selling business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2013
Oct 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014