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Update on Salome

With her previous Kiva loan, Salome bought bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar, which she sold and increased her working capital slightly. Now she is applying for a new Kiva loan, because she wants to purchase a motorcycle to establish a transportation business. Salome's working capital is insufficient to establish her transportation business. The reason her Kiva loan will be successful is that she will expand to the transportation sector.

Salome says that her Kiva loans have been very useful to her. She says thank you, and hopes they continue helping her.

Previous Loan Details

Salome is a married woman with five children, three of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity, nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees. For the past seven years, Salome has operated a retail shop business, selling in a shop to her neighbours and ... More from Salome'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
  • 880
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Salome to purchase a motorcycle to establish a transportation business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Salome. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2011. Learn More