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Update on Fatuma

Fatuma is taking out another Kiva loan of KES 50,000 to boost her fruits and vegetables stall business. With the loan, she wants to purchase sacks of fruits, oranges, and green vegetables for resale. She is grateful for the opportunity that Kiva lenders and Yehu Microfinance have given to improve her living standards.

Previous Loan Details

Fatuma is a married woman with seven children, all in school. She operates a greengrocery and has been doing so for the last three years. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. With the 40,000 Kenyan shillings she requested, she will be able to buy sacks of vegetables. Oth... More from Fatuma's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 677
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Fatuma to purchase sacks of fruits, oranges, and green vegetables for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Fatuma. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More