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Update on Mwenda

Mwenda intends to use this KES 50,000 loan to expand her current business by increasing the stock in her shop. She will be able to purchase sugar, beans, soaps, detergents, and cooking fat. Mwenda's aim is to own a wholesale shop in the future. She relates that her last loan has allowed her to settle her bill and she can now pay school fees for her children without any problem.

Previous Loan Details

Mwenda is a married woman with eight children, seven of whom attend school. One child is still too young for school. She owns a house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past 20 years, Mwenda has operated a retail shop busines... More from Mwenda'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
  • 790
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mwenda to purchase sugar, beans, soaps, detergents and cooking fat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mwenda. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2011. Learn More