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Update on Mwanasha

Mwanasha has a cafe that she established over four years ago. She sells foodstuffs such as flat breads, dumplings, rice, beans, etc. She says that the previous loan helped her to pay school fees for her child who is now getting on well with his studies. Mwanasha begins her work very early morning in order to serve her customers and generate daily income to help cover a few household needs.

This is her third loan with Yehu in the amount of 30,000 KES, which will be invested in the purchase of more products such as beans, rice, sugar, meat, and other items so that she can restock her business. By increasing her inventory, her earnings will improve. Her goal is to have the necessary capital to help her children continue with their studies. Thanks to Kiva and Yehu for the loans given.

Previous Loan Details

Mwanasha is a 40-year old married woman. She operates a café and sells her goods from home. She has worked in the business for five years. Her primary customers are her villagers. The major challenge is stiff competition, and her greatest monthly expense is school fees. Mwanasha owns a house that... More from Mwanasha'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
  • 724
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mwanasha to purchase beans, rice, sugar, meat, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mwanasha. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More