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Update on Mwanamkuu

Mwanamkuu comes again to you for another loan and she appreciates the previous loan. She cooks food for sale at the market and sells to town dwellers and passersby. She cites food leftovers leading to losses as her major challenge in the business.

With the Kshs 30,000, she wants to purchase ingredients such as beans, rice, wheat flour, maize flour, sugar and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to access financial support to expand her business.

Previous Loan Details

Mwanamkuu is a married woman with one boy who attends school. She lives in a rental house with electricity but no running water and her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past two years, Mwanamkuu has operated a restaurant and her customers are neighbors and community mem... More from Mwanamkuu'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
  • 1022
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,094,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mwanamkuu to purchase wheat and maize flour, rice, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mwanamkuu. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2011. Learn More