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Rukia is a married woman with four children, two of whom attend school while two are adults. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past ten years, she has operated a food stall business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of operation. She dreams of expanding her business and educating her children.

With the Kshs 20,000, she wants to purchase sacks of potatoes, cassavas, and cooking fat oil. 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
  • 782
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Rukia to purchase sacks of potatoes, cassavas, and cooking fat oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2011
Dec 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012