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Fatuma is married, with six children, all of whom attend school. Her husband financially supports his family. They live in their own house that has electricity, but not piped water.

Fatuma operates a food stall business, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other food stall operators in her business.

With the KES 50,000 loan, she wants to purchase wheat flour, maize flour, rice, and beans to sell. She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income in the future.

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
  • 846
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Fatuma to purchase wheat flour, maize flour, rice, and beans to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014