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Fatuma is 29 years old, married, and has two children who are currently in school. She has been a merchant for two years. She decided to create her own form of income, owing to the economic situation of our country. She states that she began with her own capital, which thankfully has increased. She possesses a local store situated in her home. She is open seven days a week because her customers demand it, and she offers everyday products.

Presently, Fatuma wants to increase her business, for which she is applying for a loan from Yehu, with which she can buy the following products: rice, sugar, oil, beans, eggs, flour, milk, soap, deodorant, etc.

Fatuma says that this loan will allow her to grow and offer more products to her customers, which is important to her because in this way she will maintain the satisfaction of her customers in that they will always be able to find their desired product.

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
  • 534
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Fatuma restock her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Jan 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013