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Update on Jilani

With his previous Kiva loan, Jilani bought a machine for shoe designing, increasing his working capital slightly. Now he is applying for a new Kiva loan, because his sellers have requested more products, as they have an established clientele, and Jilani's working capital is insufficient to meet the growth in demand.

This is the reason why his Kiva loan will be successful. He will respond to demand by buying leather and beads at a good price. Jilani tells the lenders that his Kiva loans have been very useful to him. He says thank you, and may they continue helping him.

Previous Loan Details

Jilani is a married man who lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and rent bills. For the past eight years, he has operated a shoe designing business, selling from home to his neighbours and passersby. He faces a major challen... More from Jilani'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
  • 753
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jilani to purchase a machine for shoe designing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Jilani. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More