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Update on Mesefu

Mesefu is from Likoni and has been selling men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from a rented shop.

She is a client of Yehu Microfinance and has been for more than three years. Thanks to the help she has been receiving, she has been able to improve her business. Her dream is to be able to have her own shop someday, so that she can have a greater income.

She is asking for this loan to be able to buy women’s clothing and accessories so she can sell them and continue to work.

Previous Loan Details

Mesefu is taking another Kiva loan of 50,000 Kenya shillings (KES) to roof her house which had a grass touched roof. With the loan, she wants to purchase mabati (iron sheets) to roof her house. With the Previous loan, she made additional 50 percent profits and helped improved her living standards... More from Mesefu'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
  • 554
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,763,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mesefu to buy women’s clothing and accessories so she can sell them and continue to work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013