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Update on Elina

Elina thanks her job so much; it has enabled her to go ahead in life. The last Kiva loan helped her to buy more cans for milk storage, and she managed to secure a stall for the sale of milk.

She comes to you again, requesting a loan of 20,000 Kenyan shillings to buy dairy cows and own her local milk factory so that she can get enough cash to comfortably pay her bills and school fees for her daughter.

Previous Loan Details

Elina is requesting a new loan to buy more milk to sell. Her previous loan enabled her to expand her business and earn a higher income to support her family. She hopes that another loan will help her increase the size of her business, attract new customers and increase her sales. Elina also hopes... More from Elina'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
  • 735
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,304,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Elina to buy dairy cows and own her local milk factory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013