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Saumu, 36, is married and living with her husband and two children in the suburban area of Kisauni. She’s very enterprising and two years ago started her own business venture. She sells charcoal from her home where she has a small store.

She says that her business is doing well and she hopes that this loan will be of great help to her. The loan is for 20,000 KES, which she’ll use to buy more sacks of charcoal to sell. Her plan is for the business to grow and to be able to contribute to the family income.

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
  • 722
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Saumu to buy more sacks of charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014