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Saumu is a single mother of four boys and three girls, three of whom are in school. She operates a food stall selling her goods at the market. She has been in this business for the last ten years. Saumu lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food and school fees. Seasonality is her major challenge facing her business. Saumu dreams of opening a hotel. The loan will enable her to purchase cooking fat, sugar, maize flour, and beans.

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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
  • 479
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Saumu to purchase cooking fat, sugar, maize flour, and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013