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Update on Esther

Esther has a grocery business in Nakuru where she sells tomatoes, onions, and vegetables, among other items. She is 23 years old and a single mother of one child.

This will be Esther's second loan, which she plans to use to buy more potatoes, carrots, and vegetables for sale. Demand being high from her clients, she anticipates making more profits with which she'll buy more grocery items such as cereals and fruits. In the future, Esther hopes to grow her business, make more income, and provide for her child's needs. She also plans to open a boutique business.

Previous Loan Details

Esther has a grocery business in Nakuru town where she sells tomatoes, onions, and vegetables among other items. She is 22 years old and a single mother of one child. This being her first loan, she plans to use it to buy more potatoes, carrots, and vegetables. The demand being high from her cl... More from Esther'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
  • 1007
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Esther to buy potatoes and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Esther. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More