A loan of $300 helped to buy more sacks of omena and to pay school fees.


Saumu's story

Divorced and the mother of five children, three of whom are in school, Saumu has been selling omena (small dried fish) for a number of years. She sells her fish from home. Her customer base is large and diverse, composed of people from different regions. In order to increase her sales volume and meet customer demand, she has requested a loan from Kiva partners through Yehu. The current loan will allow her to buy more sacks of omena for sale, and the remaining amount will allow her to pay school fees for her children. Thanks to her savings, Saumu would like to contribute to the cost of professional education for her children, as well as to put some money aside. This is her second loan with Kiva and Yehu. She tells us that the previous loan has really improved her living standard and she hopes to expand her business. She also narrates that she continues to sells fried fish with the help of a cousin.



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