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Fatuma is a married woman with five children who are all enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Gasawa and he works as a farmer. Fatuma is also a farmer and, for the past eight years, has sold her goods from home. Her primary customers are villagers. Fatuma's other source of income includes husband's income. Her greatest business challenge is seasonality. Fatuma owns a house without electricity or running water and her greatest monthly expense is food. She joined Yehu because of its favorable loan products and policies.

Fatuma is requesting a 40,000 KES loan to purchase 150 kilograms of fish. In the future, she hopes to open a seafood shop.

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
  • 881
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,075,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Fatuma to purchase fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013