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Update on Amina

Amina appreciates her previous Kiva loan, which improved her living standard and enabled her to expand her business and earn a higher income.

Amina still prepares food in her cafe. Now she is requesting a loan to purchase cooking oil, rice, tomatoes, charcoal and beans, for her business. She thanks Yehu for their financial support.

Previous Loan Details

Amina is a married woman. She has 5 children and all are enrolled in school. Amina operates a café. She's worked in this business for 3 years. Her primary customers are the local residents. She describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality and her highest monthly expense is food. She… More from Amina'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
  • 446
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,327,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $475 helped Amina to purchase cooking oil, rice, tomatoes, charcoal and beans, for her cafe.
70% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2014
May 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: