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Update on Meselemani

Meselemani, who is a very hardworking and enterprising woman, managed to earn good profits from her firewood business and opened up a new business preparing dumplings. She thanks Kiva lenders for making this happen.

She also operates the firewood-selling business.

She would like to apply for a loan of ksh 40,000 to buy more bundles of firewood, wheat flour, cooking oil and sugar for her business. She thanks Yehu for their financial support.

Previous Loan Details

Meselemani is a widowed woman with six children who are all adults. She owns a house with neither electricity nor running water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for herself. Meselemani has operated a firewood-selling business for the past 15 years; her potential clients are her neighbors.... More from Meselemani'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
  • 415
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Meselemani to buy more bundles of firewood, wheat flour, cooking oil and sugar for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015