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Saumu, age 46, is married to Shee. She has seven children and lives in a neighborhood in the town of Mwambalazi, Kenya.

Saumu established her own business ten years ago. She sells cereals as retail from her home. Her business is located on the edge of the street, across from her house. In addition to this business, she also sells dumplings from her home. Both businesses are doing well.

She is asking for a loan from Yehu Microfinance Trust, so that she can buy more sacks of dry maize, rice, and beans. She will also buy wheat flour, cooking oil, and baking powder for making dumplings. She wants to maintain her inventory of products, so that she can increase her earnings.

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
  • 594
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Saumu to buy more sacks of dry maize, rice, and beans and also ingredients to make dumplings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014