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Update on Mwanamisi

Mwanamisi is asking for another loan to expand her existing business. She wants to have all the required ingredients in her food stall. She is thankful for the previous loan that helped her buy various ingredients for preparing dishes. With this loan, she wants to buy more ingredients like beans and wheat flour, to renew her business permit/license, and if funds are still available, pay school fees to her son.

Previous Loan Details

Mwanamisi is a married woman with two children, one boy and one girl, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees. For the past eight years, she has operated a food stall business, selling to her neighbours and ... More from Mwanamisi'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
  • 789
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mwanamisi to buy more ingredients like beans, wheat flour; and renew her business permit/license and, if funds are still available, pay school fees to her son.
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 Mwanamisi. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2012. Learn More