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Update on Yusufu

Yusuf is a hard working person who is always on the lookout for new business opportunities. He has been selling charcoal for several years; thanks to his efforts and support from Yehu and Kiva, he was able to save money and start a meat-goat business. His current business is doing well and he wishes to invest more in it. However, he does not have enough capital to do so. He is therefore requesting a loan in the amount of KES 30,000 to buy more goats for sale at the market.

Previous Loan Details

Yusuf is a married man with 8 children 5 of whom attend school. His wife is a farmer who contributes to the family's basic needs. He owns a house with neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for his family. Yusuf has operated a charcoal selling business for t... More from Yusufu'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
  • 403
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,337,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Yusufu to buy more goats for sale at the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Yusufu. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More