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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.

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
  • 607
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Rukia to purchase 35 pieces of leso cloth for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014