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

She has operated a fish and firewood selling business for the last four years, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business.

With the loan she wants to purchase fish and firewood for her business. She decided to join to acquire financial services for 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
  • 753
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mgeni to purchase fish and firewood for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2014
Jul 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015