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Update on Getrude

Getrude has operated a retail shop business selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of business.

With the loan she is requesting of Kshs 50,000, she wants to purchase a stock of sugar, rice, maize flour, and wheat flour.

She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business, and she appreciates the support from Kiva and Yehu.

Previous Loan Details

Getrude continues living with her husband with their two children who are all attending school. She has been operating a tailoring business for some time, business she is still into. In order to diversify her sources of income, Getrude opened a shop selling to the neighborhood. She sells general ... More from Getrude'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
  • 418
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Getrude to purchase a stock of sugar, rice, maize flour, and wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014