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Update on Asha

Asha operates a fresh juice business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She is requesting another loan from Yehu, which she joined to access loans to boost her business, for 40,000 KES, which she will use to purchase fresh fruits, mangoes, oranges, pawpaws, and watermelons.

Asha faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business.She dreams of establishing a restaurant business in the future.

Previous Loan Details

Asha is a married woman with five children. Three of her children currently attend school and the other two have graduated. She lives at her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. She has operated her beverage selling business fo... More from Asha'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
  • 790
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Asha to purchase fresh fruits, mangoes, oranges, pawpaws, and watermelons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014