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Update on Simon

Simon has a good credit history with KADET LTD. He has been selling firewood and earns a monthly income of KES 20,000, which he uses to support his family. He is applying for his fifth loan with KADET LTD, after repaying his previous loans successfully.

Simon will use the loan to buy more firewood for his business. With the anticipated profit from the business, he will buy seedlings and fertilizer for his farm. His hopes and dreams are to buy a piece of land and build rental houses.

Previous Loan Details

Simon is a 53-year-old businessman. He is a widower with three children. He has been selling firewood for the past six years with a monthly income of KES 10,000, which he uses to support his family. He is applying for his fourth loan with KADET after repaying the previous loans successful... More from Simon'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
  • 611
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,175 helped Simon to buy more firewood for his business.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 13, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Simon. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2011. Learn More