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Mejumaa is a widowed woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past five years, she has operated a grocery selling business, selling in a shop to her neighbors and passersby. In addition she also operates a tailoring business which forms her other source income. She faces a major challenge of low income during the rainy season. She dreams of expanding her business and constructing real estate houses in the future.

With the Kshs 10,000 she wants to purchase sacks of tomatoes, onions and other greengrocery items. 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
  • 569
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,708,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 94.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mejumaa to purchase sacks of tomatoes, onions and other greengrocery items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012