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Bahati

Update on Bahati

Bahati is a one of the few women who do not fully rely on their spouses for their personal expenses. She is always on the lookout for new business opportunities. Thanks to her efforts and the support she gets from Yehu and Kiva, she has been able to progress in life. Bahati says that since the previous loans, her living standards have improved. She needs a loan to invest in her current business. Since the previous loan enabled her to have a business location, she was able to include the sale of more household items. She is taking out this loan to buy cereals, sacks of sugar, tea leaves, etc. This way she will continue to offer a variety to her customers.

Previous Loan Details

Bahati is a married woman with five children. Four of the children attend school and one is still too young for school. She lives in a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past 10 years, she has operated a veget... More from Bahati'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
  • 732
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,304,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Bahati to buy cereals, sack of sugar, tea leaves, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 21, 2012
Listed
Oct 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013