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Update on Salama

Salama still lives with her five children, who are under her care. She is an enterprising woman who has been operating a textile business. However, she diverted her line of operation and she now operates a beauty salon, which she says it is doing well. Salama gives thanks for the support she received and that she is receiving since it will allow her to achieve some of her goals. She is grateful for the previous loan which was a starting point for her prosperity. The loan she is asking is to allow her buy shampoo, creams, dryers, among other beauty products.

Previous Loan Details

Salama is a single mother of five school-aged children. She owns a house with electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. Salama has operated a fabric retail business for the past five months; in addition she runs a beauty salon. Her potential clients a... More from Salama'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
  • 1022
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,108,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Salama to buy shampoo, creams, dryers, among other beauty products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Salama. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More