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Update on Pauline

Pauline used her previous loan to buy broilers (chicken), which she later sold at a profit.

This will be her third loan, and she plans to buy dried maize to sell in her cereals business. Because now is a maize harvesting season in most of the nearby regions, she anticipates making more income, which she'll use to expand her business.

She hopes to invest more in her cereals business by adding more varieties of cereals for sale, such as beans and wheat, and she hopes to open another location for the cereals business in the area.

Previous Loan Details

Pauline has been in the cereals business in Nyahururu town for two years. She is 47 years old, married to Geoffrey, and has two children. Besides her cereals business, she also rears poultry. This is Pauline’s second loan, and she plans to use to it to buy broilers (chickens) and later sell them.... More from Pauline's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Pauline to buy dried maize to sell in her cereals business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2012
Nov 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Pauline. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More