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Update on Rachel

Rachel is taking another Kiva loan of Kshs 20,000 to improve her motorcycle business and also start a charcoal selling business. With the loan, she wants to purchase spare parts to repair her motorcycle and purchase sacks of charcoal for resale.

She dreams of expanding her business to meet her customers’ demand in the future.

Previous Loan Details

Rachel is a single woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. She has operated a charcoal selling business. She sells at home to her neighbours and passersby. R... More from Rachel's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 754
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,816,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 91.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Rachel to purchase spare parts to repair her motorcycle and sacks of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012