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Update on Ismail

Ismail is a very hardworking, visionary man with the urge to move ahead in life. He has been running a retail shop in his home for several years. Thanks to this, he has been able to provide for his family. Since it is the only source of income for the family, Ismail makes sure that he finds every opportunity to increase sales. He is grateful for the support given, and he promises to repay this loan as scheduled so that he can ask for a new loan. With this loan, he plans to buy merchandise such as bales of flour, sacks of basic grains, cleaning products, etc.

Previous Loan Details

Ismail is a married man with two young children, and both of them are dependent. His wife is also a business woman. Together they set up a retail shop in their house, which is located in a strategic place in the city. He says they started with a little capital that they got from other jobs the... More from Ismail'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
  • 1033
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,108,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Ismail to buy bales of flour, sacks of basic grains, cleaning products, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Ismail. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More