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Update on Sila

Silas is doing well in his business. He has borrowed a rider school fee loan of Kshs 70000 to pay university fees for his younger brother, while he still servicing his business loan of the same amount. He anticipates getting profits from his business to repay the loan and support his siblings. He desires to invest in his siblings' education as he sees them flourish and established.

Previous Loan Details

Sila is 20 years old and single. He supports his two young brothers. Sila hawks green tea leaves in Chemundu. Kapsabet and has been doing this for the last two years. From this business, he gets a monthly income of KES 7,500. He has borrowed a loan of KES 70,000, which he will use to purchase ... More from Sila'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
  • 793
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Sila to pay school fees for his younger brother.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Sila. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2013. Learn More