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Update on Zawadi

Zawadi appreciates her previous loan, which improved her living standards. Her previous loan enabled her to expand her posho mill grinding business and earn a higher income that she used to improve her living standards.

She would like to apply for a loan to buy more stock of maize flour, wheat flour, biscuits, groundnuts, sweets, soft drinks, and sugar for resale. She thanks Yehu for their financial support.

Previous Loan Details

Zawadi is a married woman who has been blessed with seven children. She lives in her own house that is without electricity and piped water. For over ten years, she has operated a posho mill business, grinding cereals such as maize. She cites machine breakdown as her major challenge. With th... More from Zawadi'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
  • 425
    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 $250 helped Zawadi to buy more stock of maize flour, wheat flour, biscuits, groundnuts, sweets, soft drinks, and sugar for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2014
Apr 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015