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Fahamu is a mother of two children, both of whom are in school. She operates a tendering business where she transports goods from one point to another destination i.e. she offers light transport services using her lorry. She has been in this business for the last three years, previously selling charcoal and firewood. Fahamu owns a house that has both electricity and piped water. She dreams of purchasing another lorry in the future. The high cost of fuel is her major challenge facing her business. Other sources of income include earnings from her husband. She joined Yehu to access some loans to boost her business. With the loan of KSH 40,000, she will be able to service her lorry.

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
  • 1067
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,240,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Fahamu to service the lorry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2012
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013