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Update on Rehema

Rehema has operated a clothes selling business, selling Khangas (women's wrap cloth) from door to door to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation and competition.

She dreams of expanding and establishing a boutique business in the future. In addition, she operates a nursery school to supplement her income.

With the KES 30,000 loan she is requesting, she wants to purchase bales of clothes (Khangas) for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business, and she says thank you for the support.

Previous Loan Details

Rehema is a single mother of one school-going child. She lives in a rental house with electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. Rehema has operated a nursery for the past six years. Her potential clients are the local students. She faces a major chal... More from Rehema'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
  • 428
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Rehema to purchase bales of clothes (Khangas) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rehema. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2011. Learn More