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Update on Kanze

The desire to overcome and succeed is one of the dreams of this young 45-year old woman who lives with her family. She has a shop where she sells household goods like basic flour, detergents, milk, sweets, etc. Thanks for the last loan that helped her make improvements in her home and also her business. The shop is well-known in the neighborhood, and it has a clientele that likes the quality products, good prices, and excellent service.

Kanze is a hard worker and is dedicated to working every day to build a better future away from the violence of the neighborhood where she resides. She does her best every day because she is happy with her work, and she does not want to disappoint her family. Kanze is requesting a new loan to increase inventory in her store. She will buy maize and wheat flour, sugar, grains, sweets, noodles, etc.

Previous Loan Details

Kanze is a married woman with five children, all of whom graduated from school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past four years she has operated a retail shop business, selling to her neighbours and passers-by.... More from Kanze'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
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Kanze to buy maize and wheat flour, sugar, grains, sweets, noodles, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Kanze. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More