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Update on Grace

Grace is a dedicated woman who always struggles to get ahead. She is a visionary woman in her community. Grace has been running a boutique for several years. She says that the previous loan helped enable her to increase the merchandise carried in her store. She was able to include the sale of cosmetics and a tailoring business in addition to the previous line of work. With the current loan, she intends to purchase more cosmetics and buy an overlock sewing machine. She is grateful to Kiva and Yehu for the support she is getting.

Previous Loan Details

Grace is married and the mother of three children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has both electricity and piped-in water, and earns a living by running a boutique located in the local market. She dreams of expanding this business and hiring a few employees in the fut... More from Grace'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
  • 742
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Grace to purchase more cosmetics and buy an overlock sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Grace. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More