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Rithilia

Update on Rithilia

Rithilia operates a food stall business, selling at the market to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other food stall operators in her business.

With Kshs 30,000, she wants to purchase a motorcycle to diversify into the transport business.

She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income in the future.

Previous Loan Details

Rithilia is 40 years old, married, and has five children. They live in a neighborhood in the town of Kisauni, Kenya. Rithilia has a store where she sells food products (rice, beans, lard, flour, cornmeal, sugar, soft drinks, and bread), as well as other home products. She started this business w... More from Rithilia'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
  • 676
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,776,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Rithilia to purchase a motorcycle to diversify into the transport business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 17, 2013
Listed
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rithilia. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More