Update on MesalimuMesalimu operates a business of selling makuti (palm leaves) for construction purposes, selling from home to her neighbours. She faces a major challenge of seasonality: business is especially slow during the rainy season.
With the 50,000 KES Mesalimu wants to purchase more palm leaves for roofing and mangrove trees for her business. She dreams of expanding her business and establishing another business in the near future.
Previous Loan DetailsMesalimu is a married woman with six children, five boys and one girl, five of whom attend school. They own a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past eight years, she has operated a business selling makuti (palm leaves). She… More from Mesalimu's previous loan »
About Yehu Microfinance TrustThis 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.
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