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Mejumaa is married with six children: two have finished school and four are still going to school. She has been operating her firewood and charcoal business for three years and sells from her home to her neighbors.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to buy a bundle of firewood and two sacks of charcoal. Mejumaa's other source of income is her husband's earnings.

The major challenges in her business are the high cost of transportation and theft. In the future, she hopes to run a wholesale shop and to increase her profits.

She decided to join Yehu to get a loan to boost her business. Mejumaa owns a home with electricity but no piped water. Her major challenge is food.

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
  • 374
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mejumaa to purchase two sacks of charcoal and a bundle of firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011