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Update on Nickson

Nickson is 27 years old, married, and now blessed with one child. He sells maize in a business he started three years ago and earns a monthly income of 15,000 Kenya shillings (KES).

Nickson wants to purchase more bags of maize and therefore has requested a fourth loan of KES 60,000. The profit he makes from his transactions will help him expand his business.

His dream is to see his business grow big and be able to meet the needs of his family.

Previous Loan Details

Nickson is 27 years old and married with no children yet. He sells maize in a business he started three years ago. He earns a monthly income of 10,000 Kenya shillings (KES). Nickson wants to purchase more bags of maize and therefore requests a loan of KES 50,000. The profit he makes from his ... More from Nickson'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
  • 724
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,788,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Nickson to purchase more bags of maize for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Nickson. It was first posted on Kiva on Feb, 2012. Learn More