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Update on Zuhura

Zuhura has been selling firewood for several years but she has decided to open a food stall to supplement her income. She says it is doing well. She has established a good clientele base. Zuhura is happy that she has many regular customers. At times sells to them on credit. Her aim is to own a hotel in the future. She is thankful for the support that she has gotten from Kiva and Yehu, which have helped her to have a dignified life. She intends to purchase wheat flour, cooking oil, beans, etc.

Previous Loan Details

Zuhura is a 41-year-old married woman with four children, all in school. She has been selling firewood for the last four year and sells it at the market. Her primary customers are her neighbors. She describes her major challenge to be the high cost of transport. Zuhura aims to open a depot for he... More from Zuhura'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
  • 549
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Zuhura to purchase wheat flour, cooking oil, beans, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2012
Jan 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Zuhura. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More