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Fatuma is married and has one child who attends school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

Fatuma operates an M-pesa (mobile money transfer) business. Her potential customers are neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of operation.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to add M-pesa float (electronic stored-value credits) for her business. She decided to join Yehu to access loans 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
  • 398
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Fatuma to add M-pesa float (electronic stored-value credits for mobile money transfers) for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 2, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013