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Rukia is a widowed woman with seven children, three of whom are in school. The rest are grown-ups. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

She makes soft drinks using fruits and juice flavors and sells it to her neighbors and passersby. She cites seasonality as her major challenge.

With the loan she is requesting, she wants to purchase juice flavors and fruits for the business. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to 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
  • 728
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,726,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rukia to purchase juice flavors and fruits for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014