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Rumba is a married man with five children, four of whom attend school while one is still too young for school. He owns a house that has electricity but not piped water.

He has operated a retail shop business for the past seven years, selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour and sugar. He faces the major challenge of debtors waiting too long to repay money for goods bought on credit.

With the loan Rumba is requesting, he wants to purchase a stock of sugar, rice, maize flour and wheat flour. He decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost his 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
  • 459
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Rumba to purchase a stock of sugar, rice, maize flour and wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014