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Update on Victoria

In the past years she has operated a poultry farming business where she sells to restaurant operators and neighbors. In addition she also operates a vegetable selling business which earns her another source of income. Her major challenge is disease outbreak affecting poultry leading to losses in her business.

With the 100,000 KES she wants to build a permanent house, purchase iron sheets and pay for labor. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business and improve her living standards.

Previous Loan Details

Victoria is a married woman with four children, all of whom have graduated from school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are poultry feed and food for the family. For the past four years, she has operated a poultry business, selling at wholes... More from Victoria'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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 714
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,884,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Victoria to build a permanent house, purchase iron sheets and pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Victoria. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2011. Learn More