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Fatuma is a 35-year-old married woman with six children, two of whom are enrolled in school. She lives in her own house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

Fatuma has operated a motorcycle business for the past three years. She has employed a driver to operate the motorcycle, which carries her neighbors around at a fee as they run their errands. She faces a major challenge of competition. She aspires to start a kiosk in the future.

With the KES 30,000, she wants to purchase fuel (diesel) to sell to motorcyclists in the neighborhood. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to boost her business and improve her standard of living.

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
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Fatuma to purchase some stock of fuel (diesel) to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2012
May 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013