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Update on Mbwana

With his previous Kiva loan, Mbwana bought bundles of vegetables for resale as well as fresh vegetables that he sold, increasing his working capital slightly. Now he is applying for a new Kiva loan, because his sellers have requested more products. He has an established clientele and his working capital is insufficient to meet the growth in demand.

This is the reason why his Kiva loan will be successful, because he will respond to demand by buying fruit and vegetables from the harvest at a good price and above all, very fresh. Mbwana tells the lenders that his Kiva loans have been very useful to him. He says thank you and may they continue helping him.

Previous Loan Details

Mbwana is 42, married, and has six children. Five of his children attend school. He lives in a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for his family. For the past three years, Mbwana has operated a palm wine business, selling at wholesal... More from Mbwana'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
  • 679
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mbwana to purchase bundles of fruit and vegetables for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mbwana. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More