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Fatuma is a married woman with three school going children. She lives in a rental house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food.

For the past year she has operated a business of selling leso ( women's wrap) cloth. She dreams of expanding to become a big supplier of clothes in the future.

With the loan, she wants to purchase 40 pieces of Leso’s ( women wrap) for resale. 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
  • 674
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Fatuma to purchase 40 pieces of Leso’s ( women wrap) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015