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For the past eight years, Fatuma has been selling juice from her home to her neighbours and passersby. In addition, she owns real estate houses which contributes another source of income. She faces the major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of owning a cloth selling shop in the future.

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

With this loan of 60,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to repair her ceiling board, purchase plywood and timber, and pay for labor. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 733
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Fatuma to repair her ceiling board, purchase plywood and timber, and pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012