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Update on Miriam

Miriam is a hardworking and enterprising person who has the vision to move forward. Through her daily efforts, she has been able to accomplish this. Her goal is to continue growing and helping her family.

Miriam is requesting this loan to start another business - a beauty salon. With the loan she wants buy supplies for her beauty salon such as dyes, cremes, gels, shampoo, rinses, and other items. This will allow her to provide her customers with excellent and high-quality service.

Previous Loan Details

Miriam is a single mother of three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has piped water but not electricity. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past year she has operated a medical clinic; her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. She... More from Miriam'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
  • 362
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,212,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Miriam to buy supplies for her beauty salon such as dyes, cremes, gels, shampoo, rinses, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013