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Saumu is a woman with no children. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

She has operated a retail shop business for the past 20 years, selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour and sugar.

With the loan she is requesting, she wants to purchase sacks of beans, rice, and green grams 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
  • 425
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Saumu to purchase sacks of beans, rice, and green grams for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015