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Update on Mwanarusi

Mwanarusi operates a food cafe business, selling from home to local neighbours. She faces a major challenge of perishability of food in the future. She dreams of expanding to a modern café business.

With the Kshs 10,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, rice and sugar to use in food preparation. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business and she appreciates the support.

Previous Loan Details

Mwanarusi is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She own a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. Mwanarusi has been operating a café business for the past two years. She operates at the market, where ... More from Mwanarusi'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
  • 738
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mwanarusi to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, rice and sugar for food preparation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014