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Update on Mbulah

Mbulah is a very devoted woman who continues her farming activity growing vegetables. Since her previous loan, she has been able to increase her farm so as to grow more vegetables. Mbulah says that it has been a profitable project since she has many customers. Her customers prefer her because she sells fresh vegetables and fruits.

Mbulah is requesting another loan in the amount of KES 50,000 to expand her business. With this loan, she plans to purchase fertilizers, pay for labor cost, and to pay for transport to the market. She hopes to grow more variety of fruits and vegetables in the near future.

Previous Loan Details

Mbulah, a widowed mother of two grown children, farms vegetables that she later sells at various street markets and at her retail shop. She is a very hardworking, self-sacrificing woman because everything she does is to provide her family with the best. Mbulah wants to expand production to p... More from Mbulah'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
  • 723
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mbulah to purchase fertilizers, pay for labor cost, and to pay for transport to the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mbulah. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2012. Learn More