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Fatuma is a very hardworking person dedicated 100 percent to her business. She lives with her husband and her seven children, in the rural area of Shirazi along the coastal region of Kenya. She has had her food selling business for more than two years, selling from her home.

Fatuma will invest her loan in the purchase of beans, wheat flour, firewood, sugar, and cooking oil. In this way, her sales will increase.

Fatuma hopes that with the loan, her sales will increase and she hopes to better satisfy the needs of her customers. She also hopes to obtain higher earnings to have a better life.

Fatuma’s dream is to be able to improve her business, making it larger, and to help her husband with the household expenses.

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
  • 547
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Fatuma to purchase beans, wheat flour, firewood, sugar, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013