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Saumu
Saumu is 51 years old and is well-known for her strength of character, commitment to her work, and for helping her daughter to get ahead. She and her family live in the town of Likoni, in the Coast province.

Saumu works from home, making blouses. This is the first loan she has sought from Yehu, and she plans to use the money to buy fabric and thread so she can expand her business. She wants to make blouses, shirts, and skirts as she has very good customers and wishes to serve them even better. In this way she will earn a good living and will be able to continue supporting her daughter through school.

Her dream is to see her daughter prosper in life.

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
  • 990
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,835,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Saumu to buy fabric and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 24, 2012
Listed
Sep 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013