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Update on Jane

Since Jane's previous loan, she has been able to open a vegetable stall selling at the market. She has shown great enthusiasm and an urge to move forward.

Jane is asking for a new loan to invest in her vegetable stall and to make some improvements to her cafe. She intends to buy more fruits and vegetables and also to purchase some utensils for her cafe. She is sure that through this investment her income will increase tremendously. Jane is grateful to Kiva lenders for their support!

Previous Loan Details

Jane is a married mother of two children, both of whom are in school. She operates a café which has been running for the past 6 years. Jane lives in a rental house that has electricity, but no piped water. Food and school fees are her greatest monthly expenses. She intends to use the loan to purc... More from Jane'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
  • 782
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Jane to buy more fruits and vegetables and also to purchase some utensils for her cafe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014