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Update on Meali

Meali is taking out another loan of KES 100,000 to expand her existing business and start a charcoal, firewood, and water selling business. Since the last loan, her monthly income has increased and she is progressing well. The loan allowed her to accrue some money and she is now starting two more businesses. Her children are getting a quality education from better schools. With the loan, she plans to purchase more charcoal and firewood, and also vegetables for resale.

Previous Loan Details

Meali is a single woman with two children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has piped water but no electricity. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees. For the past two years, she has operated a grocery selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. H... More from Meali'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
  • 595
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,764,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Meali to purchase more charcoal and firewood, and also vegetables for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2012
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Meali. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2011. Learn More