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Saumu is a 35-year-old married woman with two children. For the past three years, she has operated a fish-selling business from home. Saumu's primary customers are villagers. Saumu's other source of income includes husband's income and her greatest business challenge is seasonality. Saumu lives in a house without electricity or running water and her greatest monthly expense is food. She joined Yehu because of its loan products and policies.

Saumu is requesting a 10,000 KES loan to buy bundles of fish. In the future, she aspires 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
  • 692
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,780,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Saumu to buy 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