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Update on Miriam

Miriam is a very dedicated woman who always looks for opportunities to get ahead. She has been, however, depressed since she lost her goods after thieves broke into her general store and swept away almost everything. However, she does not despair since as an entrepreneur, she has to pass through various challenges. It is for this reason that she is asking for another loan so as to restock her store with merchandise. She will buy basic grains, foodstuffs, and cleaning products, among other essential goods. She is grateful for the support offered.

Previous Loan Details

Miriam, 37, lives in the Coastal region of Kenya with her husband and three children. She’s very hardworking. She’s been selling a variety of merchandise like foodstuffs, kitchenware, etc. She has a locale at the market, and she has established a good customer base. Miriam has requested a 5... More from Miriam'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
  • 1038
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,192,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Miriam buy basic grains, foodstuffs, and cleaning products, among other essential goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Miriam. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More