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Marcelina is a mother of three children between the ages of three and fourteen years. She is married to Masha who is a teacher. For the past five years, she has been selling both new and second-hand clothes at the market, mostly to passersby and neighbors. Her other source of income includes earnings from her spouse. Market competition is her major challenge. Marcelina owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water, and she dreams of opening a boutique in future. She intends to use the loan of KES 20,000 to purchase bundles of clothes to sell.

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
  • 456
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Marcelina to purchase bundles of clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013