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Update on Benson

Benson is progressing well in his business. He has borrowed a loan of KES 60,000. He would like to use the loan to buy flour, sugar, and cooking fat. He will use the anticipated profits to expand his business and educate his children.

Previous Loan Details

Benson is 50 years old, married, and supports a family of four. He runs a retail shop in Kapsabet town and this has been his income-generating business for the last four years. He gets an average monthly income of KES. 15,000. He has borrowed a loan of KES. 30,000, and with this loan he intends... More from Benson'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
  • 687
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Benson to buy more stock for his retail shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2013
Nov 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2014