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Rukia is a married woman with seven children, three of whom attend school while two are underage. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past eight years, Rukia has operated a business of buying and selling cows and goats for meat to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge because of the high cost of transportation in her business. Rukia dreams of purchasing more livestock in the future.

With a loan of Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase three cows for sale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost he 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
  • 1079
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,240,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Rukia to purchase three cows for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012