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Thumu is a married woman who owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

She has operated a beauty salon business for the past four years. Her potential customers are passersby and the neighboring community. Thumu faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to expand her beauty salon in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase cosmetics and hair weaves. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to expand 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
  • 706
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Thumu to purchase cosmetics and hair weaves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011