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Rukia is 52 years old. She is divorced and has three kids. She prepares all kinds of fast food that she later sells in a small restaurant from home.

Rukia gets up very early every morning and is at work. Her work day extends into the early evening, and she works every day of the week. For her, there are no holidays, nor rain days.

Although there are other restaurants located close to her, Rukia explains that her stall attracts more clients because the food she sells is hygienically prepared, looks great and tastes delicious.

She started this business more than three years ago, and when it went well, she decided to stay with it and it has been growing little by little ever since. In addition to the food she also does farming. She needs a loan with which to buy cases of beverages. Buying in bulk will allow her to buy at a considerable discount, and she wants to build up a good stock of beverages as the demand for cold beverages is high.

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
  • 709
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Rukia buy beverages in wholesale quantities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013