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Update on Mwanamisi

Mwanamisi always struggles to improve her food stall, trying to sell more and save money in order to have a more formal establishment. She is applying for a loan to buy more beans, sugar, oil, vegetables, beef, chicken, and food packaging. She thanks all of you for the help provided.

Previous Loan Details

Mwanamisi is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past four years, she has operated a grocery shop business, selling at retail to her neighbo... More from Mwanamisi'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
  • 722
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,788,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mwanamisi to buy more beans, sugar, oil, vegetables, beef, chicken, and food packaging to sell at her food stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2013
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mwanamisi. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More