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Update on Nuru

Nuru has the desire to move forward and she struggles to ensure that she reaches success since she has many goals to meet. She is happy that her son is doing well and that she was able to clear the fees balance for her son, using the last loan.

Nuru has operated a tailoring business, a business she has a passion with. She has many years providing this type of service and it has been successful. She has been able to support her sons and daughters.

This loan will be used to purchase materials to make items of clothing and to purchase spare parts for her sewing machine. Nuru is very popular and well-known in her community because she is a determined and honest woman.

Previous Loan Details

Nuru is a 59-year-old married woman. She has two children between the ages of 15 and 30 and one is enrolled in school. Nuru operates a tailoring business and sells her goods from home. She has worked in this business for four years. Her primary customers are neighbours and passersby. Nuru's other... More from Nuru'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
  • 849
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Nuru to purchase materials to make items of clothing and to purchase spare parts for her sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2012
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Nuru. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More