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Update on Mariamu

Mariamu is taking out a new loan to expand on her existing business. Since she received her previous loan, her business has been growing; thanks to her efforts, she has been able to provide good education to her children.

Mariamu plans to use this loan to buy more stock of coconuts for sale. Her goal is to see her business flourish.

Previous Loan Details

Mariamu is 42 years old and has four girls and two boys. She sells coconuts at the market. Her sales stand is located at a strategic point. This is her first loan with Yehu. Mariamu is going to use the loan to purchase coconuts for sale. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity... More from Mariamu'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
  • 829
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,869,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mariamu to purchase coconuts for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 2, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mariamu. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2012. Learn More