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Fatuma, 39, lives with her husband and their four children in a house they own. She has been selling food for six months now, which has helped her to become well-known and earn clients over time. Her sales are very stable and she wishes to improve them significantly. Fatuma has requested a loan from Yehu, Kiva's field partner, for money to purchase staple grains, meat, flour, sugar, and vegetables. This will help her increase the quantity and variety of food she can offer. In this way, Fatuma can give better service to her customers, who will be very satisfied and will give positive feedback about her business, thus gaining new clients, which will be even more beneficial for her.

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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
  • 706
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Fatuma to purchase staple grains, meat, flour, sugar, and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2012
Jan 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014