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Mealii is married and has three children. Two are in school and one is an adult. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are for school fees and food. She has operated fish-selling and tailoring businesses for the last two years, selling in the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. With the loan, she wants to purchase fish, and thread and fabrics, for her businesses. She decided to join Yehu to acquire business financial services.

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
  • 363
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,212,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mealii to purchase fish, and thread and fabrics, for her businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015