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Mejumaa is a businesswoman who is very hard-working. She lives in her own house that neither has electricity nor piped water. She is married with six school-going children.

Mejumaa has operated a charcoal-selling business for the past two years. Her potential clients are neighbors and passersby. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the loan, she wants to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access financial support 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
  • 749
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mejumaa to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2014
May 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015