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Update on Govi

Govi sells farming products from home to the general public. He faces a major challenge of seasonality in his business.

With the 25,000 KES loan, he wants to purchase more seed and fertilizer for farming to facilitate his activities and sales.
He decided to join Yehu to get financial assistance to improve his business and he appreciates the support.

Previous Loan Details

Govi lives in Tiribe, Kenya, where he has a farming produce business. He started the business more than 10 years ago. His first step was to study the market and make pre-sales visits to retailers and wholesalers. He has managed to secure a market for his farm produce; his strategic location is hi... More from Govi'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
  • 604
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Govi to purchase more seeds and fertilizer for farming to facilitate his activities and sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Govi. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More