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Fatuma is 34 years old and is married, with three children. One is in school while two are adults and independent. She operates a cafe where she sells foodstuffs such as dumplings, flat breads, rice, etc. Her niece helps her with the daily chores. She has been in this business for over ten years.

Since she became a client of Yehu, she has learned how to save because she has been trained in financial management. She hopes to expand this business and have it become a restaurant. Fatuma needs a loan of KES 100,000 to purchase rice, wheat and maize flour, sugar, and cooking oil.

Her clients like her because of her motherly caring nature since most of her clients are young and she treats them like her children.

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
  • 836
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Fatuma purchase rice, wheat and maize flour, sugar, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2012
Jul 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013