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Mary Boke

Update on Mary Boke

Mary has still been selling bananas for the past five years with great success. She buys bananas from upcountry (Kisii) and supplies them to her customers in Mombasa.

This is Mary’s second business loan from KADET LTD. She plans to use it to purchase more bananas. She will use the anticipated profits to open another business and to repay her loan. Mary hopes to purchase a piece of land and build her own permanent house.

Previous Loan Details

Mary Boke is a 39-year-old fruits and vegetables seller in Mombasa. She is married. She has been selling fruits and vegetables for the past four years with great success. This is Mary’s first loan from KADET. She plans to purchase more bananas, oranges, pineapples, mangoes, kale and tomatoes.... More from Mary Boke's previous loan »

Additional Information

About VisionFund Kenya

VisionFund Kenya is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing financial services to improve living conditions of micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Kenya. VisionFund Kenya is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision Kenya. Obtain more information on VisionFund Kenya from its website.

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
  • 716
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Mary Boke to purchase more bananas, oranges, pineapples, mangoes, kale and tomatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mary Boke. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2012. Learn More