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Update on Rukia

Rukia is taking out a new loan to expand her vegetable selling business. She is happy that it has given her good results, which is why she has never regretted investing in it.

Rukia used her previous loan to buy more stock of fruits and vegetables for her business. She says that it had a commendable impact both on her business and her home.

With this new investment, she is sure to have a good income to continue providing a good and quality life for her family. She is a determined woman who, despite being a widow, has been able to send her children to school.

Previous Loan Details

Rukia is a widowed woman with six children, two of whom attend school, while four have graduated from school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees. She has operated a vegetable-stall business for the past five years, selling... More from Rukia's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 725
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rukia to purchase sacks of vegetables, onions, dried shark and tomatoes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rukia. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2011. Learn More