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Saumu is a 55-year-old married woman with six children, two of whom attend school. The rest of her children are grown. She owns a house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children.

Saumu has operated a coconut selling business for the past ten years; her potential clients are the local area residents. The major challenge she faces is transportation. She dreams of expanding her business.

With the loan of 50,000 KES she wants to purchase more coconuts for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to boost 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
  • 1066
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,238,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Saumu to purchase more coconuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012