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Update on Amina

Amina is a dedicated mother who sells water in her neighborhood. She helps support her family financially thanks to the profits she accrues stemming from her first loan. Her family is naturally benefiting through the improvement in their living conditions.

Amina recently opened a charcoal store with the profits she made through the first loan. Because her customer base is growing, she is seeking a 50,000 KES loan from Yehu in order to buy larger stocks of charcoal to sell. She anticipates her store’s growth and her family’s enjoyment of a better quality of life.

Previous Loan Details

Amina is a 42-year-old married woman with four children, all of whom are enrolled in school. Her husband is a businessman who contributes to the provision of basic family needs. She owns a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. Amina has o... More from Amina'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
  • 588
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,764,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Amina to buy larger stocks of charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2012
Sep 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Amina. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2012. Learn More