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Update on Rose

Rose lives with her family in the city of Mombasa, Kenya. She owns her own business selling consumer products in her small store. The previous loan enabled her to improve the business as she restocked it. She is now requesting a loan in the amount of 50,000 KES to expand on the existing business. With this loan she intends to purchase wheat flour, sugar, rice, and other fast-selling products. Rose pledges to repay the loan as scheduled, so she can request more loans from Yehu to open other businesses.

Previous Loan Details

Rose is a married woman and has one child who is enrolled in school. Her husband works as a fishmonger. Rose operates a general store and has worked in this business for 4 years. Her primary customers are neighbors and passerby. She rents a house that has electricity but no piped water. She descr... More from Rose'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
  • 368
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,186,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rose to purchase wheat flour, sugar, rice, and other fast-selling products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rose. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2011. Learn More