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Saumu is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

Saumu operates a grocery stall where she sells vegetables. She sells her produce to town dwellers and neighbors at the market. Her greatest business challenge is the high cost of transportation to her place of business. She dreams of expanding and establishing a cafe in the future.

With the KES 40,000 she wants to purchase green vegetables, tomatoes and onions for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 1046
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,192,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Saumu to purchase green vegetables, tomatoes and onions for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014