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Mejumaa is a married woman with two school going children. Her husband is a fisherman who contributes to the provision of family basic needs. She owns a house with electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

Mejumaa has operated a cashew nuts selling business for the past 10 years; her potential clients are the people at the market. She faces a major challenge of seasonality; cashew nuts are harvested in seasons. She dreams of expanding her business.

With the Kshs 10,000 she wants to purchase 2 bags of cashew nuts for resale. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance to access funds to expand 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
  • 993
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,167,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mejumaa to purchase 2 bags of cashew nuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012