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Rukia is a married woman with one son who attends school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, electricity, and clothing.

For the past six years, Rukia has operated a business selling clothes from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other clothes vendors in the area. She dreams of establishing another shop in the future. With her KES 20,000 loan she wants to purchase two bundles of clothes for resale. 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
  • 994
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,111,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Rukia to purchase two bundles of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012