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Update on Florence

Florence says that her store is a big help in the financial support of the home, since through this work and that of her husband they have been able to educate their children and give them what they need. She said that her dream is to have a larger commercial facility so she can obtain more customers and increase her earnings.

She is asking for a loan in order to invest in wheat flour and maize flour stock in bulk as well as other supplies for her home-based store. This will help her to continue selling and providing her customers with what they are looking for.

Previous Loan Details

Florence is a married woman with three school-going children. They live at a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past three years, she has operated a cereals business, selling in a shop to her neighbors and passersby.... More from Florence'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
  • 531
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Florence to buy wheat flour and maize flour stock in bulk as well as other supplies for her home-based store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Florence. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2011. Learn More