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Fatuma, a 33-year-old mother of three children, lives in the company of her children and husband in the town of Msambweni. Three years ago, she decided to open a small business selling kerosene from her home.

Now requesting a 10,000 KES loan to buy more gallons of kerosene to resell, her goal is to open a retail shop in her home. Fatuma states that she’s very satisfied with the financial support from Kiva and Yehu.

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
  • 711
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Fatuma to buy gallons of kerosene for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013