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Update on Esha

Esha is a married mother who lives in Kisauni. She sells food, assisted by her family. Her first loan was very beneficial for her, since she was able to buy vegetables and grains for preparing food. Before, she did not have enough capital to work with, and the loan came when she needed it the most. She has paid the installments on time.

She always struggles to improve her food stall, trying to sell more and save money in order to have a more formal establishment. Esha is requesting a loan of KES 20,000 to buy beans, sugar, oil, vegetables, beef, and chicken.

Previous Loan Details

Esha, 26, is a humble, hard-working person, who lives with her husband and two children. She works in food vending, selling food door-to-door. She has been in this business for the last four years, and she is grateful that it has given her the potential to remain in business. Esha is requestin... More from Esha'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
  • 468
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Esha to buy beans, sugar, oil, vegetables, beef, and chicken.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Esha. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More