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Update on Mrina

Mrina's wife has a new baby of six months. They say that this second child has increased their joy in marriage. Mrina continues with his charcoal selling business. He is a very focused man who looks for new opportunities every moment. He says that the previous loan helped him to save a good amount and that he is planning to open a grocery stall for his wife. Mrina has turned to Yehu for another loan to diversify his areas of operation. With this loan, he plans to purchase a motorcycle to offer transport services, hence increasing his income. This way he will be able to provide for his family.

Previous Loan Details

Mrina is a married man with one child who is still too young for school. He owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past four years, he has operated a charcoal selling business, selling from home to his neighbours.... More from Mrina'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
  • 737
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,838,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Mrina to purchase a motorcycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mrina. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More