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Update on Mwarabu

Mwarabu sells women's, men's, and children's clothing and shoes to earn a living. She has been in business for the last four years. Through her enterprise, she is able to contribute toward household expenses in her effort to get ahead.

Mwarabu is requesting a loan in order to buy shirts, blouses, jeans, bermudas, and sport shoes for women, men, and children. This will allow her to have a wider variety to offer her customers.

Previous Loan Details

Mwarabu is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. She operates a food stall, selling to her neighbours and passers-by. In addition she also operat... More from Mwarabu'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
  • 418
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mwarabu to buy shirts, blouses, jeans, bermudas! and sport shoes for women, men, and children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014