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Update on Linet

Linet is a merchant who makes a living buying and selling fish. She has been dedicated to this activity for years, so she already has some good experience. She is known as a person with a strong desire to move up in life and help her family. She is requesting the loan to purchase fish, which she will use to have more fish in stock since demand is high and she wants to be able to satisfy her customers. Linet is grateful for the help she is receiving from Kiva's partner, Yehu Microfinance, because it will be a big help.

Previous Loan Details

Linet is a married woman. She has 3 children and all are enrolled in school. Her husband works as a mechanic. Linet operates a food stall business and sells her goods at the market. She's worked in this business for 10 years. Her primary customers are neighbours and town dwellers. Linet's ot... More from Linet'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
  • 498
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    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 Linet to buy bundles of fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014