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Fatuma is from Samburu. She is 60 years old and a widow with six children, five of whom are adults and work independently, while one still attends school. Fatuma's business is buying, preparing and selling vegetables. She sells to neighboring community members in the town market. She tells us that she has an established customer base, which helps her make a very good income and thereby to help her family. Fatuma is requesting a loan to buy vegetables, including tomatoes, peppers and onions. She tells us that this will enable her to stock up and offer a wider variety of products to her customers.

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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
  • 558
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,708,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Fatuma to buy vegetables, including tomatoes, peppers and onions, to provide greater variety to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014