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Saumu is married. She has four children all of whom attend school. They live at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water.

She has a beauty shop in the center of Samburu in which she works. Saumu began working in this profession with her mother some 10 years ago in her house and, with much effort, and thanks to the savings she had, Saumu managed to prepare herself to become a professional. At present, she has good experience in this profession, which helps her to advance her whole family.

Saumu comments that she has many clients, female and male. She says all of her efforts are to provide her family with the best, so that in this way, she can have a better lifestyle. With the passage of time and with loans from Yehu Microfinance she went into shoe sales. She comments that she has several customers who always buy shoes from her so she’d like to have more variety available to offer her customers.

She asks for the loan to buy shoes to increase the variety she has on hand in order to attract more customers.

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
  • 945
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,872,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Saumu to buy shoes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013