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Fatuma is married with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has electricity, but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

For over ten years, Fatuma has operated an open food business, selling from her home to neighbors and passersby. Potential customers include neighbors and other members of her community. She faces the major challenge of seasonality in her business. Fatuma dreams of establishing a restaurant business in the future.

With the 50,000 KES loan she is requesting, Fatuma will purchase stocks of wheat flour, maize flour, and beans for her business.

Fatuma 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
  • 674
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Fatuma to purchase wheat flour, maize flour, and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014