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Update on Racheal

For the past years, Rachael has operated a food vending business with the help of the previous Kiva loan, selling at the market to market dwellers and passersby. Racheal cites seasonality to be her major challenge. She dreams of expanding and establishing a restaurant in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000, she wants to purchase cooking fat, rice, beans, and wheat flour. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business and she thanks Yehu and Kiva for their help.

Previous Loan Details

Racheal is a 28-year-old married woman. She has two children, ages of 3 and 5, and two are enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Rashid and he works as a gardener. Racheal operates a food stall and sells her goods from home. She's worked in this business for one year. Her primary customers ar... More from Racheal'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
  • 624
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,248,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Racheal to purchase cooking fat, rice, beans, and wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Racheal. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More