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Fatuma is a married woman with seven children, with three of her children in school and the rest finished. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past six years, she has operated a food kiosk business, selling wheat flour, maize flour, and cooking fat to her neighbors and passersby. She mentioned high cost of seasonality as her major challenge. Fatuma dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 50,000, she wants to purchase maize flour, rice, beans, sugar, and cooking oil. 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
  • 722
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Fatuma to purchase maize flour, rice, beans, sugar, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014