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Fatuma is married and has an adult son who is independent. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She has been selling kerosene from home. Her main customers are family members, friends and neighbors in the area. Thanks to this business the quality of life in her home has improved considerably since she’s been able to sustain herself.

Because her sales are good, Fatuma needs a loan to buy gallons of kerosene for resale. In this way she will be able to meet customer demand and continue generating income for her home that will give her the opportunity of having a better quality of life at home and better opportunities for economic progress.

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
  • 1014
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Fatuma to buy gallons of kerosene for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013