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MeA. is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food for the family.

She has operated a vegetable stall business for the last two years, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. In addition, she sells fresh water which contributes to her other source of income. MeA. faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. During the rainy winter season, the demand for vegetables is low compared to the dry summer season where the demand for vegetables is high. She hopes to be self-reliant in her business in the future.

With the Kshs 60,000 she wants to purchase sacks of tomatoes, vegetables, potatoes and onions for sale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her living standards.

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
  • 480
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Meali to purchase sacks of tomatoes, vegetables, potatoes and onions for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2010
Jan 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011