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Fatma is a 32-year-old married woman. She has a child who is four months old. Her husband's name is Athman.

Fatma operates an ice and lollipops selling business and sells her goods from home. She has worked in this business for two years. Her primary customers are neighbours and passersby. Fatma's other source of income includes her husband’s contributions. She describes her greatest business challenge to be the high cost of transportation and her highest monthly expense is food. She rents a house that has electricity but no piped water.

Fatma will use the KES 40,000 loan to purchase sugar and flavors for making lollipops for sale. Fatma aspires to establish an ice-pop stall in the future. She joined Yehu to access capital.

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
  • 711
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Fatma to purchase sugar and flavors for making lollipops for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013