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Update on Umazi

Umazi is a married woman and has three children. She stays at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for her children. For the past four years, she has operated a goat meat selling business. She sells to her neighbors and passersby. Her major challenge is stiff competition from other fruit sellers. With this 50,000 KES she wants to purchase seven goats and resell them at a profit. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business and improve her living standards.

Previous Loan Details

Umazi is a married woman who has three children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food. For the past five years, she has operated a shop kiosk business, selling to her neighbours and passers-by. She mentioned seasonality as her maj... More from Umazi'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
  • 725
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Umazi to purchase seven goats to re-sell at a profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015