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Update on Riva

Having the passion for entrepreneurship, Riva is asking for a new loan in the amount of KES 100,000 to expand his fish-selling business.

He plans to buy a deep freezer and more stock of fish. He is a determined man with a focus on his family.

Riva thanks Kiva lenders for the support that they have given him. He cannot hide his joy for for this support that has enabled him to improve his living standards. He says that he will continue to ask for more Kiva loans.

Previous Loan Details

Riva is applying for a third Kiva loan, this time in the amount of 40,000 KES. He plans on using the loan proceeds to start up another business: selling fresh water. Riva is seeking the loan to purchase a water tank and pipes, which will enable him to stock up on water and to supply water to his ... More from Riva'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
  • 412
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Riva to buy a deep freezer and more stock of fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Riva. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2012. Learn More