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Saumu is a single lady who lives in a rental house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and water.

Saumu has operated a tailoring business for the past 3 years. Her potential clients are her neighbors. She faces a major challenge of theft. She aspires to expand her business in the future.

With the 12,500 KES loan, she wants to purchase fabrics and threads for her business. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance to get financial help in order to expand 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
  • 430
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Saumu to purchase fabrics and threads for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012