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Update on Asha

Asha is happy that she is now married and has a young child who is a source of joy in her marriage. She used her previous loan to invest in her clothes-selling business. Now, she has a beauty salon which is doing well. She offers her customers hairstyling, haircuts, hair color, nail treatments, etc. She also sells products like hair color, creams, shampoo, nail polish, etc. She has the business in her small area, and she is very well-known in the neighborhood.

She will use the requested loan to buy beauty products to use in the salon and to sell. Her goal is to make her business grow in order to get her family ahead and to be able to give them a better standard of living.

Previous Loan Details

Asha is a single lady who lives in a rental house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for herself. Asha has operated a clothes-selling business for the past four years; in addition she also runs a beauty salon. Her potential clients are the local-area women. ... More from Asha'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
  • 400
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Asha to buy beauty products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Asha. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More