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A loan of $350 helped to buy a sewing machine and material.


Rukia's story

Rukia is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. The family owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She successfully repaid her previous loan which she used to buy charcoal to sell. Her business has done well, and she earns enough to provide her family with basic needs.


Now Rukia is taking out a 30,000 KES loan from Yehu to start business as a tailor. With the loan she will buy a sewing machine and material. Her ambition is to teach tailoring in the future.



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