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Update on Samini

Samini has a grocery store. He is asking for another loan to buy noodles, flour, cooking oil, herbs, cookies, cassava, drinks, and candy, among other things, to stock his store so that he can offer a greater variety to his customers and be able to increase his income.

Previous Loan Details

Samini is in sales. He has a small grocery store which is well stocked. It's been about five years since he got into this business, so he has a good customer base and much experience in the industry. He started with capital that he had saved doing casual jobs, and at the first opportunity he open... More from Samini'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
  • 743
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Samini to buy noodles, flour, cooking oil, herbs, cookies, cassava, drinks, and candy to stock his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Samini. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More