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Update on John

This marks John's second loan after repaying his first loan fully. His business has grown and he has opened up a second business, a wood workshop. He will use this requested loan to stock timber in his workshop, and the proceeds will help to renovate his retail shop for expansion. John hopes to grow his two businesses in the future.

Previous Loan Details

John is a 34-year-old general store owner from Bamburi Mtambo, Mombasa. He is a married father of three whose wife provides additional income. He has been in this business for the last five years and has done well. He is requesting his first loan to purchase a stock of sugar, packets of milk,... More from John'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
  • 795
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,848,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped John to stock timber in his workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2013
Aug 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for John. It was first posted on Kiva on Feb, 2013. Learn More