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Saumu is married and very hardworking. She lives with her partner, and they have four children. They have been living in Tiribe for ten years.

Saumu has a posho mill which she uses to grind maize into flour. She says her job is very demanding because she is the only one in the family who works.

Saumu is applying for a 50,000 KES loan from Yehu to invest in various tools such as drills, spanners and fuel. Her dream is to buy a small lathe in order to do other types of work and so progress every day.

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
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Saumu to invest in various tools such as drills, spanners and fuel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014