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Saumu is a married woman with four children, all of whom have graduated from school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For over twenty years, she has operated a retail shop selling to her neighbours and passersby. Saumu faces a major challenge in competition from other vendors. She hopes to expand in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000, she wants to purchase wheat flour and maize flour. She decided to join Yehu to access loans 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
  • 610
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Saumu to purchase wheat flour and maize flour for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2010
Dec 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011