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Saumu is 46 years old, married and has two children. She lives in Msambweni, Kenya. She owns a charcoal stall where she sells charcoal and firewood. Her major customers are schools near her stall where she has won the tender to supply them with both firewood and charcoal.

She recently won another tender to supply firewood to two more secondary schools therefore she needs to expand her bushiness and increase the amount of charcoal and firewood she has in store. Saumu has requested a loan of 50000 KES so that she will be able to supply the two customers effectively.

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
  • 582
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,852,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Saumu to expand her bushiness by increasing the amount of charcoal and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014