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Update on Rehema

Rehema has a sewing workshop. She takes on jobs from her customers, who are located in the market district.

Rehema is requesting another loan to invest in her sewing workshop. She will buy fabric, threads, buttons and other supplies so that she can continue growing and improving her family's quality of life.

Previous Loan Details

Rehema is a single woman who owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food. Rehema has operated a tailoring business for the past two years, selling in a shop to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major business challenge in the high co... More from Rehema'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
  • 794
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Rehema to buy fabric, threads, buttons and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013