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Update on Asha

Asha operates a food vending business in which she cooks and sells chapati (flat bread), rice, and beans.

She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business, which she has now maintained with the help of her previous Kiva loan. Her primary business challenge is seasonality. She earns an additional income from selling clothes.

She is requesting a new loan from Kiva lenders in the amount of Kes 40,000, which she will use to purchase a stock of sugar, rice, maize flour, and wheat flour for her food vending business.

Previous Loan Details

Asha is a woman with three children, all of whom are in school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. Asha has been selling clothes in a shop for the last four years, her primary customers being women in the neighborhood. She aspires to open a boutique in the future... More from Asha'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
  • 558
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Asha to purchase sugar, rice, maize flour, and wheat flour for her food vending business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Asha. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More