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Saumu is a married woman with four children, one girl and three boys, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
Saumu operates a clothes sales business, selling at the market to her neighbors and passers-by. She faces the major challenge of competition from other clothes sellers. Saumu dreams of educating her children and improving her living standards.
With her 30,000 KES loan, Saumu wants to purchase bundles of clothes and dress materials for resale. She decided to join Kiva partner, 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 Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 632
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 94.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Saumu to purchase bundles of clothes and dress materials for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012