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Bahati

Update on Bahati

Bahati is a person of high integrity and a role model in her locality. She has had a business selling fruits and vegetables. Thanks to the sales experience, she has been able to open another business in food vending. She sells dumplings from her home. Bahati tells us that her previous loan was of great help to her since she was able to increase her sales and income. She has been able to provide a better life to her children. Bahati wants to invest in the purchase of ingredients like wheat flour, baking powder, and food flavorings.

Previous Loan Details

Bahati is a married woman with six children, five of whom attend school. She lives in a house that she owns that does not have electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past three years, she has operated a vegetable stall, selling tomatoes, ... More from Bahati'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
  • 867
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,991,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Bahati to purchase ingredients like wheat flour, baking powder, and food flavorings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 25, 2013
Listed
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Bahati. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2011. Learn More