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Update on Fatuma

Fatuma is a shop owner who has a general store. She has been making her living running the store for more than five years. She is married and has one daughter.

Fatuma is a very hardworking person who recently opened a clothes selling business. In addition to this, she established a poultry business to increase her income. She says that, thanks to her businesses, she can help her husband with the household expenses. Life is very difficult, and if they can meet their expenses together, it's much better. Fatuma says that her goal is to have several businesses to be able to continue helping her family.

She is requesting the loan to purchase chicks, chicken feed and bundles of clothes. She gives her thanks for the opportunity she has been given with the loan; it's very important to her.

Previous Loan Details

Fatuma is a married woman with one child who is too young for school. Her husband is a taxi driver who contributes to the family's basic needs. She owns a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. Fatuma has operated a retail shop for the past... More from Fatuma's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 722
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,788,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Fatuma to purchase chicks, chicken feed and bundles of clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Fatuma. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More