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Update on Sila

Sila is very grateful to all who loaned to him for his business. His business improved and he was even able to complete the loan repayments before the scheduled time. He is asking for a second loan of 83,500 Kenya shillings to fund his clothes business. He believes the business has a better future and he will be able to meet the basic needs and improve his standard of living.

Previous Loan Details

Sila lives in Changamwe, Kenya. He deals in the taxi transport business which he has been running for three years. He also runs a clothes shop. He is applying for a loan of 40,000 Kenya shillings to purchase clothes. The main challenge Sila faces is competition and few customers during the low s... More from Sila's previous loan »

Additional Information

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
  • 749
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sila to purchase clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Sila. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2012. Learn More