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Update on Beatrice

Beatrice appreciates the previous loan she got from Kiva that enabled her to get more profits in her cafe business, which improved her living standards.

She is requesting a loan of KES 30,000 to purchase beans, rice, sugar, wheat flour, and maize flour for her cafe business.

She joined Yehu Microfinance Trust for financial support.

Previous Loan Details

Beatrice operates a cafe business, selling to her local residents. She appreciates the previous Kiva loan that helped her to facilitate her business, although she faces a major challenge of seasonality, especially during the rainy season when it becomes hard for her to operate her business. Her g... More from Beatrice'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
  • 720
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,788,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Beatrice to purchase beans, rice, sugar, wheat flour, and maize flour for her cafe business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014