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Update on Kwekwe

Kwekwe is a very hard worker and, thanks to her effort and sacrifice, in addition to her hard work, she has been able to get ahead.

Thanks to the help she received from Kiva and Yehu Microfinance Trust, she has been able to continue to grow and provide better care to her customers.

Kwekwe is requesting a loan for the purchase of more dried fish. She needs to continue to supply her business and offer a good variety to her customers.

Previous Loan Details

Kwekwe is 34 years old and lives in the town of Tiribe in the Kenyan coastal region of Kenya. She is married and has four children, all of whom are currently in school. For the past two years, Kwekwe has been working hard to manage her small business of selling omena (small dried fish). To he... More from Kwekwe'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
  • 597
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Kwekwe to purchase more dried fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Kwekwe. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2012. Learn More