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Mwanahalima

Update on Mwanahalima

Mwanahalima makes a living cooking and selling delicious chapatis (flat bread), and thanks to her previous Kiva loan, she has been able to continue with her business. She is a very hardworking woman who is dedicated to her business and supporting her family.

Thanks to her previous loan, Mwanahalima has expanded and improved her overall business as well as the quality of her products. She plans to use the support from this loan to establish rental houses, purchase bricks, cement, and sand to build rooms and this will enable her to continue working and supporting her family . She is very grateful for this opportunity.

Previous Loan Details

Mwanahalima is a 49-year-old married woman with five children, two of whom attend school. She owns a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children. Mwanahalima has operated a food stall for the past six years; her… More from Mwanahalima'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
  • 399
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,138,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Mwanahalima to purchase bricks, cement, and sand to build rooms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 30, 2013
Listed
May 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014