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Fatuma is a married woman with four children living in Tiribe-Kenya.

After realizing that the wages she used to earn as a casual laborer could not help her provide the basics to her family, she decided to venture into a charcoal selling business four years ago. She has challenges of inadequate capital and customers who do not pay on time.

Like most good mothers, she dreams of educating her children to attain degrees, as a minimum qualification.

Fatuma's plan is to venture into solar trade, since it is not harmful to the environment.

Fatuma intends to use the loan to buy charcoal to sell.

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
  • 812
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,889,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Fatuma to buy charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014