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Saumu is a married woman who has been blessed with seven children, five school-going and two who are too young for school. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Saumu operates a charcoal-selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and villagers. Her greatest monthly challenge is high cost of transportation.

She is requesting a loan of Kshs 50,000 to purchase charcoal for resale. She joined Yehu to get financial support for 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
  • 405
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,337,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Saumu to purchase charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2013
Dec 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014