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Update on Kennedy

Kennedy used his previous loan of 100,000 KES to buy bananas, vegetables, and sugarcane for his grocery business. He earned more income with the additional stock. He also used the additional income to boost his farming business, growing tea and raising cattle.

Kennedy hopes to improve his standard of living in the future. He has requested a loan of 105,300 KES to buy green bananas, millet, potatoes, and vegetables for resale.

Previous Loan Details

Kennedy is a 42-year-old married man with four children. He runs a grocery, mainly selling sweet potatoes, bananas, sugarcane and vegetables. Kennedy has been in business for over ten years. He also farms, growing tea and rearing cattle to generate more income for his family. Kennedy is known in ... More from Kennedy's previous loan »

Additional Information

About Faulu Kenya

Faulu Kenya aims to empower Kenyans by providing relevant financial solutions. Faulu is a sustainable and profitable microfinance institution that offers savings and credit services to over 225,000 Kenyans. Faulu recently became the first MFI in Kenya to be licensed as a Deposit-Taking Micro-Finance Company, which will enable Faulu to better serve its clients.

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
  • 619
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Kennedy to buy green bananas, millet, potatoes, and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013