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Mlongo is 50 years old, widowed, and has five children, one of whom attends school. She operates a fish selling business, which she has been doing for over five years.

Mlongo is requesting a loan from Yehu for 50,000 KES, which she will use to purchase sacks of fish to sell. She joined Yehu to access loans to boost her business. Stiff competition is a challenge in her business. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. Mlongo dreams of becoming a wholesaler of fish in the future.

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
  • 547
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mlongo to purchase sacks of fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2013
May 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014