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Fatuma is a married woman and lives together with her husband in the village of Kwale, Mombasa. They live at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and rental bills.
For over two years, she has sold Khanga’s, an African women’s wrap, selling at the market. She says that her challenge is the high cost of purchasing her products. Fatuma dreams of expanding into a wholesale business to earn more income.
With the KES 25,000 she wants to purchase bales of Khanga’s for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 715
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Fatuma to purchase bales of Khanga’s for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014