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Update on Esha

Esha is asking for a loan because she believes that through it, she will improve her food stall business.
The previous loan enabled her to save money in her business. She is requesting a loan of 30,000 KES to purchase food ingredients like onions, tomatoes and rice for her business.

She feels that she was able to make a good investment with her previous loan which, to date, has allowed her to maintain her level of profits to help her family cover their personal expenses

Previous Loan Details

Esha, who is 34 years old, is a widowed mother who takes care of four children. Thanks to her efforts and hard work, she has been able to take them to school. For the past two years, Esha has been running a food stall that is home-based. She sells a variety of African dishes. In the past f... 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
  • 408
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Esha to purchase food ingredients like onions, tomatoes and rice for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Esha. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More