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Fatuma is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

She operates a furniture shop, selling tables and beds. Her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. Fatuma faces a major challenge of high cost of purchasing timber to use in her furniture shop. She hopes to open a cafe and expand her workshop in the future.

With the loan of 30,000 Kshs, she wants to purchase timber, paint and nails. She decided to join Yehu to get financial assistance to improve 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
  • 708
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Fatuma to purchase timber, paint and nails.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012