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Update on Bahati

For the past several years, Bahati has operated a retail shop in her home where she sells to her neighbors and passersby. She also also operates a dry-fish-selling business which earns her additional income on the side. Her main challenges are the seasonal nature of her work and late payments by creditors. She is requesting a loan for Kshs 100,000 to buy maize flour, beans, sugar and sacks of dry fish to sell. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business and thanks Kiva lenders for their support.

Previous Loan Details

Bahati is 39 years old. She is described as a hard-working woman who is very cheerful and really wants to get ahead. She lives with her husband and her three children, outside the town of Tiribe. Bahati works alone, selling different types of dishes and snacks. She has a small stall at the mar... More from Bahati'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
  • 753
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Bahati to buy maize flour, beans, sugar and sacks of dry fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Bahati. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2013. Learn More