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Mgeni is 35; she is a person with values such as honesty, humility, respect, and hard work that were emphasized by her parents. These qualities have shaped who she is, and have allowed her to set an example for her four children. She has a vegetable stand in her home which she has operated for about five years.

She is requesting a loan from Yehu so that she can buy more fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, greens, onions, potatoes, etc. Her work requires great sacrifice, yet she performs her duties with great care, since she knows that she will be able put food on the table each day.

Mgeni dreams of opening a kiosk in the future. She is confident in the work she has achieved, and will use her earnings to pay for the education of the children who are still dependent on her

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
  • 558
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mgeni buy more fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, greens, onions, potatoes, etc. to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013