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Update on Omari

For over ten years, Omari has operated a liquor-selling business; his potential customers are dwellers near the market and neighbors. In addition, he also operates a poultry-selling business, from which he earns his other source of income. He faces a major challenge of price fluctuations of products in the market.

With the Kshs (KES) 50,000, he wants to purchase a stock of liquor and poultry for resale. He decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost his business, and he thanks Kiva and Yehu for the help.

Previous Loan Details

Omari has two children between the ages of three months and two years. He operates a poultry business and sells his goods at the market. He owns a house that has no electricity or piped water. A goat-meat business is his side job. He describes high transport costs to be his major challenge, and f... More from Omari'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
  • 1044
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,192,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Omari to purchase a stock of liquor and poultry for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2013
May 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Omari. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More