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Saumu is a married woman with six children; four attend school, while two are still too young for school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for the family.

For the past seven years, she has operated a coconut-selling business, selling at the market to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major high cost of transportation and seasonality. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

With this loan of 40,000 Kenya shillings (KES), she wants to purchase sacks of coconuts for resale. 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 Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 700
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,247,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 97.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Saumu to purchase sacks of coconuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012