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Mishi is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past 10 years, she has operated a fish-selling business from home, selling to her neighbours and passersby. In addition she also sells coconuts which contributes to her other source of income. Mishi faces a major challenge of seasonality. During the dry summer season, the supply of coconuts in the market is very low so does not meet the customers' demand. She hopes to establish a retail shop in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase 20 sacks of fish for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost 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
  • 1070
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,238,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mishi to purchase 20 sacks of fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011