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Tsuma

Update on Tsuma

Tsuma wants to boost his tailoring shop and has asked Kiva's partner Yehu for this loan in order to buy a sewing machine. Tsuma hopes that this loan will help him increase productivity and thus improve his income so that he achieves his dream of owning a costume factory.

Previous Loan Details

Tsuma is a married man with fifteen children, six of whom currently attend school. His wife is a farmer and she contributes to the family's basic needs. Tsuma lives in a rental house with neither electricity nor piped water and his greatest monthly expense is clothing. He has been operating hi... More from Tsuma'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
  • 963
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,060,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Tsuma to purchase a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 15, 2012
Listed
Dec 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014