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Mwanasha

Update on Mwanasha

Mwanasha operates a 'khanga' (women's wrap cloth) selling business, selling from home and door to door to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of lack of capital to expand her business. Apart from that she operates a green grocery to supplement her earnings. The previous Kiva loan helped her to boost her business and she appreciates the help.

With the loan she is requesting, she wants to purchase bales of khanga’s for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

Previous Loan Details

Mwanasha has shown a great desire to move forward. She obtained a Kiva loan which she was able to successfully repay. She is therefore requesting a new loan, this being her third loan from Yehu, to expand her existing business. She says that the previous loan enabled her to purchase more fruits a... More from Mwanasha'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
  • 596
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,262,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mwanasha to purchase bales of khanga’s for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 29, 2013
Listed
May 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014