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Rukia lives in Samburu with her five children aged between 1 and 18 years old. She dreams of a promising future in which she is able to provide her little one with the potential for success. Her children are the motivation behind her work selling greengrocery items, selling vegetables, fruit, onions and tomatoes. Her business is open on weekends and holidays. It is located in her home and she sells for cash to passersby in her area as well as to neighbors, family members and friends. They are familiar with the products that Rukia sells and are loyal to her business.

Rukia's goal is to achieve sustainable growth and, in this way, improve her family's income. Her biggest challenge is to build up enough working capital to be able to grow her business. With the loan, she wants to purchase a motorcycle to help her distribute products to her customers.

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
  • 879
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,075,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rukia to purchase a motorcycle to help her distribute products to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013