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Update on Kesiah

Kesiah is 33 years old, married to Maurice, and blessed with four children aged fifteen, twelve, eight and four. She sells charcoal and firewood, a business she started four years ago and earns a monthly income of KES 30,000.

She has requested a second loan of KES 40,000 to purchase charcoal and firewood for sale. The profit she earns from it will be ploughed back into her business.

She hopes to venture into poultry farming alongside this business.

Previous Loan Details

Kesiah is thirty-three years old and blessed with four children aged fifteen, twelve, eight and four. She sells charcoal, a business she started four years ago, and which earns her a monthly income of KES 40,000. She is requesting a loan of KES 20,000 to purchase charcoal for sale. The profit... More from Kesiah'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
  • 832
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Kesiah to purchase sacks of charcoal and firewood for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014