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Tatu is a married woman with four children, all of whom have graduated from school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
For the past ten years, Tatu has operated a café business, selling from her home to her neighbours and passers-by. She faces the challenge of delayed payments from those who purchase on credit. Tatu dreams of establishing a food stall business in the future.
With her loan of 30,000 KES she wants to purchase sacks of rice, sugar and bundles of wheat flour. She decided to join Kiva partner Yehu to access loans to boost 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
  • 368
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,186,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Tatu to purchase sacks of rice, sugar and bundles of wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013