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Mesaid S. is married and has three children, two of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

Mesaid has been selling ground nuts, baobab super fruits, and wheat flour for the past four years. She sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of high cost of raw materials. She hopes to establish a cereals shop in the future.

With a loan of 20,000 KES, Mesaid wants to purchase sacks of ground nuts, baobab super fruit, and wheat flour. She joined Yehu to access loans 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
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mesaid to purchase sacks of ground nuts, baobab super fruit, and wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011