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Update on Beatrice

Beatrice has been working hard in her fish-selling business. It has been a profitable project, and this is why she is turning to Yehu to request another loan so as to expand her business.

She narrates to us that her clientele has increased, and meeting their needs has become a big problem since she doesn't have enough money to expand. She hopes to use the profits from this loan to venture further into her business and probably open some new businesses.

Since the previous loan, her living standards and those of her family have improved. She is grateful to both Yehu and Kiva. With this loan she will be able to purchase stocks of fish to sell.

Previous Loan Details

Beatrice is a 33-year-old married woman with six school-going children. Her husband Charles is a businessman who contributes to the provision of the family's basic needs. She lives in a rental house with electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and sc... 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
  • 836
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,022,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Beatrice to purchase stocks of fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Beatrice. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2011. Learn More