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Rukia is a married woman, and she lives together with her husband and eight children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past seventeen years, she has operated a business selling charcoal. She sells from home, to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge, the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding her business, to become a wholesale supplier of firewood in the village. With the KES 50,000 loan, she wants to purchase bundles of charcoal to resell. 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
  • 826
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rukia to purchase bundles of charcoal to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014