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Mary

Update on Mary

Mary is a responsible and hardworking mother who works long days with one great dream of providing her family with the necessities of life. She has had a tailoring business for several years which has been growing since she received her previous loan.



Mary is requesting a new loan to invest in the purchase of used clothing which she sells from her tailoring workshop and also door to door. To make the most of her week, she visits a different neighborhood during the weekends to gain more customers.



She is happy to be entrusted with loans by Kiva and Yehu.

Previous Loan Details

Mary is a married woman with one child who is in school. She lives in a rental house that has both electricity and piped water. Mary operates a tailoring business and has been in this business for the last two years. She sells her goods in a shop, and she describes seasonality to be her major cha... More from Mary'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
  • 945
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,867,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mary to purchase used clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 16, 2012
Listed
Nov 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mary. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More