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Saumu is a married woman with seven children, both of whom attend school. They live in their own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her monthly expenses are school fees and clothing for the family.

For the past four years, Saumu has operated a retail shop business, selling household consumptions to neighbors and passersby. Saumu faces a major challenge of the high cost of purchasing goods in her business. She dreams of expanding her business and having her own shop.

With the KSHS 40,000, she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, rice and sugar. She decided to join Yehu to access loans.

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
  • 1011
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,167,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 94.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Saumu to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, rice and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012