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Update on Mgeni

Mgeni is a God-fearing woman who lives with her husband and their son who recently joined a preparatory school. Mgeni operates a grocery store where she sells fruits and vegetables such as bananas, cabbages, etc. She has been involved in this business for several years and she narrates that she has been doing well. She says that the previous loan enabled her to increase her merchandise. This is her second loan which she intends to invest in her existing business. With this loan, Mgeni intends to renovate her store and add stock of potatoes, onions, cabbages, etc. Her business is located at a strategic business area, and her primary customers are local residents.

Perishability of her products continues to be a nightmare to her.

Previous Loan Details

Mgeni is a married woman and she has one young child. Mgeni has run her own greengrocery business for the past 6 years. Her primary customers are neighbors and local residents. Mgeni’s greatest challenge is keeping her perishable products fresh for long enough to sell. Her highest monthly expense... More from Mgeni'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
  • 589
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,786,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mgeni to renovate her store and add stock of potatoes, onions, cabbages, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mgeni. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More