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Pelesia is a widowed woman who owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

For the past twenty years, she has been selling fresh fish from home and door to door. In addition she also operates a retail shop selling sugar, wheat flour, maize flour, and cooking oil to her neighbours and passersby. Pelesia faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. During the summer hot season, the cost of fresh-water fish rises compared to in the rainy winter season where the buying price is lower. She hopes to open a shop to sell fish in the future.

With the Kshs 60,000 she wants to purchase a bundle of fish for resale. She decided to join Yehu to get financial assistance 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
  • 374
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Pelesia to purchase a bundle of fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011