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Update on Gladys

Gladys says that since she received her previous loan, she has been able to increase her income. In fact she tells us that she was able to buy a dairy cow and she now sells milk. Gladys wants to clear some school fees arrears for her son which is why she is asking for this loan. She is grateful for the support she is getting from Kiva lenders. She is well-known in her area for being a reliable brick supplier. In future, she wants to build a residential house.

Previous Loan Details

Gladys is 30 years old. She lives in the town of Samburu in Kenya with her husband Japhet and their two children. She sells bricks from her home and she says that it has helped her achieve some of the goals she had set. Gladys has received a lot of orders from her customers, so she does not wa... More from Gladys'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
  • 755
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,830,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Gladys to pay school fees for her son.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Gladys. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More