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Saumu is married and has four children, three of whom attend school. For the past two years, she has operated a utensil and canvas rental business for weddings. She hires from home to her neighbors and passersby. Her major challenge in the business is high cost of transportation to her customers.

Saumu is requesting a loan from Yehu, which she will use to purchase more canvas and utensils for hiring to satisfy her clients. She joined Yehu to access loans to boost her business. She owns a house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family and school fees for her children.

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
  • 707
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Saumu to purchase more canvas and utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2013
May 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014