Rukia is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
For the past three years, she has operated a business selling leso cloth for wraps. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of operation. She dreams of expanding her business to become a big supplier of leso clothing in the future.
With 50,000 Kenyan Shillings, she wants to purchase 35 pieces of leso cloth for resale. She decided to join Kiva's partner Yehu to access loans and boost her business.
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.