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Fatuma is a married woman with seven children; four boys and three girls, four of whom are in school. For the past six years, she has been selling dagaa (a small dry fish) at the market to the local residents. She also does farming as her side job.

Fatuma aims to open a retail shop in future. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Food is her greatest monthly expense. She is determined to make sure that her dream is reached.

She joined Yehu to secure loans to boost her business. With the loan of KES 20,000, she plans to buy a stock of dry fish to sell, and also to cultivate her farm and purchase fertilizer.

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
  • 846
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Fatuma to buy a stock of dry fish to sell and fertilizers for her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013