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Update on Mejumaa

Mejumaa has operated a cashew nuts selling business and she supports her family from that business She sells from home to her neighbours and passersby and her clientele is well established. She mentioned high cost of transportation to be her major challenge in the business and also lack of enough capital for business expansion.

With the 30,000 Kenyan Shillings (KES) she wants to purchase 3 sacks of cashew nuts for sale. She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income in the future and she appreciates the support.

Previous Loan Details

Mejumaa is a married woman with two school going children. Her husband is a fisherman who contributes to the provision of family basic needs. She owns a house with electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. Mejumaa has operated a cashew nuts selling bu... More from Mejumaa's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 406
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mejumaa to purchase 3 sacks of cashewnuts for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mejumaa. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More