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Update on Sarah

Sarah is a hardworking, enterprising person. Thanks to her previous loan from Kiva, she has been able to better stock her store with all the items she needed. She is once again asking for a loan from Kiva and Yehu Microfinance so she can buy bales of clothes at wholesale prices. Because of this, she will have a well-stocked store and will earn more money. Sarah is grateful to Yehu Microfinance and Kiva for providing this new opportunity.

Previous Loan Details

Sarah is a 27-year-old married woman. She has two children who are 6 and 7 years old, and both are enrolled in school. Her husband is a truck driver, and she operates a business selling second-hand clothes at a local market. She's worked in this business for three years, and her customers are mos... More from Sarah'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
  • 601
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Sarah to purchase bales of second-hand clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2012
Jul 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Sarah. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More