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Fatuma is a married woman. She has two children and one of them is enrolled in school. Her husband works as a teacher. Fatuma operates a shop and sells her goods in a shop. She's worked in this business for two years and was previously employed selling soaps. Her primary customers are neighbors. Fatuma's other source of income includes contributions from her husband. She describes her greatest business challenge to be the high cost of products and her highest monthly expenses are food and transport. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Fatuma will use the KES 50,000 loan to expand her business and open a vegetable stall. Fatuma aspires to open a new business in Kwale town in the future. She joined Yehu because it's easy to join.

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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
  • 880
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,068,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Fatuma to open a vegetable stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013