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Saumu is a married woman with 4 children, and all are attending school. She operates a shop and also sells vegetables as her side business. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Most of her customers buy goods on credit, which poses a challenge to her. However, she aims at opening a wholesale business in the near future. With the KES 20,000, she intends to purchase maize flour. Saumu’s major expenses during the month are school fees and food. She joined Yehu to get cheap 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
  • 500
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Saumu to purchase maize flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013