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Fatuma is a married woman with five children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For over 10 years, she has operated an open-air food selling business from home, with neighbors being her potential customers. Fatuma faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. During the winter rainy season it becomes difficult for her to sell at an open-air market. She hopes to open a restaurant in the future.

She decided to join Yehu to get loans to boost her business. With the 20,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase wheat flour, sugar, cooking oil and paraffin.

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
  • 611
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Fatuma to purchase wheat flour, sugar, cooking oil and paraffin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011