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Fatuma is a married woman with one child, who is in the second grade. Her husband is a businessman, who supports her and her family. They live in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. She spends much of her income each month on rent and food.

For the last two years, Fatuma has been operating a tailoring business from her home. She dreams of opening a tailoring training college in the future. Fatuma is now seeking a loan in the amount of 20,000 KES to purchase clothing materials and another sewing machine.

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
  • 587
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,780,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Fatuma to purchase additional clothing materials and another sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2012
May 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013