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At age 27, Fatuma lives with her husband and is still childless. For four years, she has been selling coconuts from her home, selling to the neighborhood. Desirous to increase her sales and to strengthen her business, she requested and obtained a micro-loan from Yehu, with the objective of meeting consumer demand and increasing her supplemental revenue.

The additional profit will allow her to participate in catering for household expenses and to help her save money to advance her education. The loan will enable her to purchase more coconuts for sale.

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
  • 755
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,816,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Fatuma purchase more coconuts for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013