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Fatuma is the married mother of six children. She lives in her own house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for her children.

For the past ten years, she has operated a fruit-selling business. She sells to her neighbors and passersby. Her major business challenge is stiff competition from other fruits sellers.

With the KES 30,000, she wants to purchase sacks of fruits at wholesale for resale at a profit. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business and improve her living standards.

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
  • 590
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,784,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Fatuma to purchase sacks of fruits at wholesale for resale at a profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014