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Fatuma is 38 years old, married, and and has five children. She lives in Msambweni, Kenya. Fatuma has her own business with which she is able to support her family. She has a grocery store where she sells everyday consumer products such as sugar, rice, soap, milk, sodas, condiments, flour, cleaning products, and other items. She has had her store for five years.

Fatuma is requesting her fourth loan for 25,000 KES, which she will use to restock her store with food products. This will improve her sales and her earnings. Her goals are to expand her business so that she can help her children with their studies and to have a better standard of living.

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
  • 516
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Fatuma to buy consumer products such as sugar, rice, soaps, detergents, sodas, flour, and cleaning products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013