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Fatuma is a hardworking and enterprising woman. She is a married mother of two children who are in schools. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food.

Fatuma prepares dumplings using sugar, cooking oil, and wheat flour and sells to neighbors and passersby. She cites seasonality as her major business challenge.

Fatuma is requesting a loan to purchase wheat flour, sugar, and cooking oil for her business. She joined Yehu 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
  • 1068
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,240,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Fatuma to purchase wheat flour, sugar, and cooking oil for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2014
Apr 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015