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This is Rukia. Thanks to her desire to improve and get ahead, Rukia has had a business selling basic grains (rice and beans), sugar, ground nuts, cereals, soap and detergent for years in her community. Her work routine spans approximately 10 hours a day.

The objective of the loan is to increase her working capital and stock for her business by purchasing basic gains so that, in the not too distant future, she will be able to earn a better income. Rukia is grateful for the help that Kiva investors provide to people with scarce resources so that they will have a way to obtain decent work.

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
  • 409
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Rukia to purchase basic grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014