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Mejumaa is a resident of Tiribe on the south coast of Kenya. She has been selling fish at a busy market for the last two years. She is married and has six children: four boys and two girls.

Mejumaa has requested a loan of 35,000 KES from Kiva partner Yehu to buy more fish and also to pay the school fees for her children. She is optimistic she will have enough income to educate her children.

Mejumaa says that seasonality and price fluctuations in the local markets remain the major challenges she faces. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

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
  • 534
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Mejumaa to buy more fish and also to pay the school fees for her children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013