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Saumu is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives at a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

She has operated a tailoring business for the past eight years, operating from home. Her potential customers are neighbors. Saumu faces a major challenge of delayed payments by those who purchase goods on credit. She hopes to expand in the future.

With the 20,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase cloth materials for tailoring. She decided to join Yehu to access funds.

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
  • 365
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,198,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Saumu to purchase cloth materials for tailoring.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012