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Update on Catherine

Catherine is making a new investment in her business. She is happy to see her business improve using the previous loan. She is sure that this investment will also have a positive impact.

She wants to buy crates of sodas and beer to sell. Catherine is sure to repay her loan and ask for more loans so that she can move forward.

Previous Loan Details

Catherine is a married woman with five children between the ages of twenty and thirty, none of whom are attending school. She is married to a businessman who also assists her in providing other sources of living. They live in a rental house that has both electricity and piped water. She owns a pu... 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
  • 729
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Catherine to buy crates of sodas and beer to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Catherine. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More