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Saumu, 37, lives with her husband and four children. She’s a very responsible woman, who works hard to provide her children with the best life possible. Saumu has a food stall located at the market. She has been in this business for the last ten years. Saumu is asking for a loan to buy charcoal and ingredients, such as flour, cooking oil, and flavorings. She is a very kind and cheerful lady, who is always striving to get ahead and provide everything necessary for her family.

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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
  • 825
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,938,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Saumu to buy charcoal and ingredients, such as flour and cooking oil, for her food stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013