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Update on Leah

Leah is a 50-year-old woman, blessed with four children.

She is determined, jovial, and committed to her daily business activity of running a farming business and a grocery store, which has been in operation for ten years. Previously, she took a loan of KES 40,000 and managed to restock her store with vegetables.

Leah has a plan of expanding her business and paying school fees for her children with profits which will be generated from the business. Therefore, she requested a loan of KES 40,000 which will be used to buy vegetable seeds for planting.

Previous Loan Details

Leah is a Kiva borrower. She has 4 children with ages ranging from 18 years to 20 years. She describes herself to be a diligent woman. She operates a tailoring business and a grocery store where she sells clothes and vegetables. She has been involved in this business for 10 years. She describes h... More from Leah's previous loan »

Additional Information

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
  • 789
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Leah to buy vegetable seeds for planting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014