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Update on Mishi

Mishi operates a food stall business where she sells cashew nuts to local customers. She faces the major challenge of the high cost of transportation in her place of operation.

With this 40,000 KES loan, she wants to purchase 6 sacks of cashew nuts for sale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business, and she appreciates for the support.

Previous Loan Details

Mishi, a married woman with two children, both of whom graduated from school, owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past four years, Mishi has operated a business selling cashew nuts at the market to her neighbo... More from Mishi'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
  • 790
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mishi to purchase 6 sacks of cashew nuts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mishi. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2011. Learn More