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Update on Catherine

Catherine works to get ahead and improve her lifestyle. She has been running a beauty salon for several years, during which time she has worked hard to equip her business with everything she needs, although it is something she must stay on top of because of the constantly changing trends of the beauty world. She is one of the most frequent beneficiaries of loans from Yehu and Kiva. She tells us that they have been a help to her progress in life.

Catherine is requesting another loan through Yehu to buy a blow dryer, hairpieces, hair color, cream and everything she needs to do her work and sell products to customers. She is very hopeful of improving her income and leading a better lifestyle.

Previous Loan Details

Catherine, a married woman with one girl and one boy, both attending school, lives in her own house that is serviced with electricity but no piped water. Her husband works as a clearing and forwarding agent, and he contributes to his family's needs. Catherine has been operating her hairdress... More from Catherine'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
  • 711
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Catherine to buy a blow dryer, hairpieces, hair color, cream, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2012
Oct 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013