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Update on Boniface

Boniface is asking for a new loan to expand his existing business. Thanks to his efforts and the support of Kiva lenders, he has little by little taken his business into a high level. He has faith that this current loan will enable his business to flourish more and more. Boniface says that since he received his previous loan, his living standards have been improving and he can now count on increased sales. With this loan he will be able to renovate and expand his chicken house and buy chicken feed.

Previous Loan Details

Boniface is a 36-year-old married man. He has a child who is three years old. His wife's name is Dorothy. Boniface operates a poultry farm and sells his goods from home and door to door. He's worked in this business for a year. His primary customers are neighbors and passersby. He describes his g... More from Boniface'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
  • 830
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,938,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Boniface to renovate and expand his chicken house and buy chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Boniface. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More