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Update on Kanga

Kanga has operated a greengrocery business, selling at retail to her neighbors and passersby. She also operates a mixed farming business, which earns her additional income. She faces a major challenge of inadequate capital in her business.

With the loan that she is requesting now, she wants to purchase sacks of vegetables, including potatoes, tomatoes and onions. She joined Yehu because of favorable lending requirements, and she thanks Kiva for the previous loan.

Previous Loan Details

Kanga is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither has 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 at the market to her neighbou... More from Kanga'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
  • 759
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Kanga to purchase sacks of vegetables to resell, including potatoes, tomatoes and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Kanga. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More