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Saumu is married to a businessman with seven children, three are in school and four have graduated from school. They own a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. For the past 25 years, she has operated a food stall selling business at a nearby school, selling to children going to school. Saumu faces a major challenge of seasonality. There is a high demand during school days and it is low during the holiday season.

Saumu dreams of expanding her business to generate more income and educate her children. With the Kshs 10,000 she is requesting, she wants to pay school fees for her child. She decided to work with Yehu to access loans to improve her living standards.

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
  • 730
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Saumu to pay school fees for her child.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011