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Update on Mebakari

Mebakari is taking out another loan to invest in her cashew nut-selling business. She says that it has been a profitable business. Mebakari has shown a great interest in moving forward through her businesses. The previous loan enabled her to increase the merchandise in her clothes-selling business, which she still operates. Mebakari plans to use this loan to purchase sacks of cashew nuts to sell. She hopes to repay her loan on time so that she can ask for more loans.

Previous Loan Details

Mebakari is a married woman with one child who attends school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past four years, she has operated a clothes selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passer... More from Mebakari'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
  • 808
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,889,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mebakari to purchase sacks of cashew nuts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mebakari. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More