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Tumaini is 34 years of age, single, and a mother to four children. She lives in a rental house with her children. She earns a living through the sale of fish.

To increase her working capital, in light of her dual concern to meet customer demand and strengthen her business, Tumaini has sought assistance from Yehu. She has collaborated with the institution for 24 months, and she has asked for a loan to purchase fish and cooking oil.

Tumaini sells on a cash and retail basis to a customer base mainly comprised of women. With this loan, she hopes to make a monthly profit of 10,000 Kenyan shillings (KES), which will help her to meet the household expenses and improve her living standards.

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
  • 1045
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,108,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Tumaini to purchase fish and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013