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Update on Fatma

Fatma is a very hard-working person. Above all, she is very responsible. She says that thanks for the previous Kiva loan; she has been able to gradually improve her business, and it is continually growing. Her goal is to expand her business and to also be able to give work to other people.

She is requesting a new loan to buy a freezer that she will use in her ice-making shop. She is grateful for the new opportunity that she is receiving.

Previous Loan Details

Fatma is a 32-year-old married woman. She has a child who is four months old. Her husband's name is Athman. Fatma operates an ice and lollipops selling business and sells her goods from home. She has worked in this business for two years. Her primary customers are neighbours and passersby. Fa... More from Fatma'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
  • 992
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,091,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Fatma to buy a freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013