Update on MaryMary operates a grocery stall selling vegetables to town dwellers and neighbors at the market. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. She faces the challenge of high cost transportation to her place of operation but she appreciates the support from Yehu and Kiva.
With the 25,000 KES she wants to purchase green vegetables, tomatoes, and onions for resale.
Previous Loan DetailsMary is a 41 year-old married woman. She has eight children and five are enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Francis and he works as a farmer. Mary operates a vegetable stall and sells her goods from home. She's worked in this business for two years. Her primary customers are local residents.… More from Mary'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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