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Fatuma is a married woman with one child who lives at home and attends school. The family lives in a rented house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

Fatuma sells clothes at the market to town dwellers and her neighbors. She cites her major challenge to be the uneven rate of sales which is affected by seasonal changes.

Fatuma decided to join Yehu to access their loans. She is applying for a 50,000 KES loan through Yehu to buy an additional bale of clothes to sell.

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
  • 607
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Fatuma to buy an additional bale of clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2013
May 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014