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Rukia K. is a married woman with two school-going children. They own a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her husband owns a retail shop and he contributes to the well being of his family. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

She has operated a charcoal-selling business for the past two years, selling as retail and from home to her neighbors. Rukia faces major challenges of seasonality and the high cost of transportation in her business. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop to sell charcoal in the future.

She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. With the KES 15,000 she is requesting she wants to purchase one bundle of charcoal.

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
  • 795
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Rukia to purchase one bundle of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2011
May 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012