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Update on Nelson

Nelson is a very enterprising person who has always worked and is not afraid of challenges. His goal is to be able to continue growing and this way be able to continue helping his family. He has had a general store selling home products, a business he still runs. Since the previous loan, his living standards have improved gradually and he hopes to provide a better life to his family.

He's requesting the loan to buy supplies for his store, such as beverages, baked goods, flour, canned goods, sugar, and other items.

Previous Loan Details

Nelson is married and has six children, all of whom attend school. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past two years, Nelson has operated a retail shop, selling household items such as maize flour, wheat... More from Nelson'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
  • 388
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,332,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Nelson to buy supplies for his store, such as beverages, baked goods, flour, canned goods, sugar, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Nelson. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2011. Learn More