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Mejumaa, aged 45 years, is a married woman with six children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For over four years, she has operated a cloth selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Mejumaa dreams of establishing a boutique business in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting of 30,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase stock of second hand clothes for resale. 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
  • 373
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mejumaa to purchase stock of second hand clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Jun 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014