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Fatuma is a married woman with four children, three of whom attend school. The other one is very young. She stays at a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for her children.

For the past three years, she has operated a dumpling-sales business. She sells to her neighbors and passersby. Her major challenge is stiff competition from other dumpling sellers.

With the Ksh 20,000 loan, she wants to purchase wheat flour, cooking oil and sugar for her business. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business and improve her living standards.

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
  • 713
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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 $250 helped Fatuma to purchase wheat flour, cooking oil and sugar for preparation of dumplings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014