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Update on Abdalla

Abdalla commonly known as 'J' in the neiborhood is 28 years old and lives with his wife and their baby. He works by making and selling shoes and has years of experience in this activity. He already has an established group of customers who prefer the quality of his products, the prices, and above all, the excellent service. He is taking out another loan so as to invest it in this business.

Abdalla is a very friendly and hard-working man, always looking for new opportunities to help him succeed further. A while ago, Abdalla decided to increase production and needs to invest in materials. Because of this, he is seeking a loan from Yehu that will allow him to buy leather and beads. Abdalla is responsible and has a good ability to repay since he was able to successfully repay his first loan. So he is sure that he will be able to pay off the loan and also give his family a better quality of life.

Previous Loan Details

J. is a single man who lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. His greatest monthly expense is transport. He has operated a shoe designing business for the past four years, selling in a shop to his neighbours and passersby. J. faces a major challenge of theft in his bu... More from Abdalla'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
  • 722
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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 $600 helped Abdalla to buy leather and beads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Aug 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Abdalla. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2011. Learn More