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Rumba is a married man with five boys, four of whom attend school. He is a tailor and wants to purchase materials and a sewing machine with the KES 40,000 loan. He has been in the business for eight years and was previously a preacher. He has a shop, and his customers are mainly women. The greatest challenge to his business is getting pictures of dress designs from the internet and the cost of expansion. He aspires to work together with other tailors. Rumba rents his home and has electricity but no piped water.

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
  • 440
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 77.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Rumba to purchase materials and a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011