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Saumu is a married woman with two children, one of whom attends school while the other is too young for school. Her husband is a lab technician who contributes to the provision of their family's basic needs. She owns a house with electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

Saumu has operated a vegetable and fruits grocery for the past five years; her potential clients are the local area residents. She faces a major challenge of transporting her goods from point of purchase to the market where she operates her business. She aspires to own a public transport motor vehicle one day.

With the Kshs 100,000 she wants to purchase more stocks of vegetables and fruits like bananas, onions, tomatoes and oranges for her grocery. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance because it has fair policies.

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
  • 708
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Saumu to purchase more vegetables and fruits like bananas, onions, tomatoes and oranges for her grocery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013