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Update on Rukia

Rukia is grateful for the previous loan that was of great help to her. She is asking for another loan to invest in her grocery store. She tells us that she diversified her line of operation, but she also runs her food stall. Both businesses are doing well. Rukia will use this loan to buy more fruits and vegetables to stock her grocery.

Previous Loan Details

Rukia is a woman with four children, three of whom are in school. For the last four years, she has been operating a food stall, selling from home to her neighbors. She aims at opening a café in future. She describes market competition to be her major challenge. Rukia owns a house that has electri... 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
  • 788
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Rukia to buy more fruits and vegetables to stock her grocery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 31, 2012
Jan 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 27, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rukia. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More