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Biimu

Update on Biimu

Biimu is a hard working woman who strives hard to ensure her family is well. She is taking out a new Kiva loan of KES 30,000 to expand her existing business. With the loan, she wants to purchase spare parts for her motorcycle and repair it from the breakdown experienced for continuity of the business. She is grateful for Kiva lenders and Yehu microfinance for the opportunity.

Previous Loan Details

Biimu is taking out another loan to invest it in her motorcycle business. She explains that she is still in her food vending business. She is glad that her business is doing well since the previous loan. With this new loan, she needs to repair her motorcycle to increase efficiency. She is a very... More from Biimu'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
  • 948
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,867,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Biimu to purchase spare parts and repair her motorcycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2013
Listed
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014