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Mwanaisha

Update on Mwanaisha

Mwanaisha is a very industrious woman who is still selling cashew nuts at the market. It is a business that most people may ignore but she narrates that it has given her very good results. Thanks to her efforts and the support from Kiva and Yehu, she has been able to cater for her children's education.

Mwanaisha is taking out a new loan so as to invest it in her existing business. She intends to buy more sacks of cashew nuts for sale. This way she hopes to provide better living to her family.

Previous Loan Details

Mwanaisha is a married woman with eight children, all of whom attend school. They live 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 cashew nut sales business; she sells at the mark... More from Mwanaisha'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
  • 1174
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,482,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanaisha to purchase sacks of cashew nuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 5, 2012
Listed
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mwanaisha. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2011. Learn More