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Mesaid is married with five children, four in school and one underage. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Mesaid has operated a fish selling business at the market for the past 13 years, selling to her town dwellers and neighbors.

Mesaid is requesting a loan to purchase bundles of fish for her business. 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
  • 603
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mesaid to purchase bundles of fish for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015