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Salima is a single, 43-year-old mother of five children in Mwingi. Salima has been running a grocery store for the past 17 years with a monthly income of KES 14,000, which she uses to support her family. She also sells charcoal to supplement her income.

Salima is applying for her first loan from Vision Fund Kenya, after she was introduced by an existing client.

She will use the loan to purchase 2 bags of potatoes costing KES 6,000, 2 bags of onions costing KES 10,000, 1 bag of avocados at KES 1,000, and 1 crate of tomatoes at KES 3,000.

She will use the additional income to repay her loan and open other branches of her business.

She hopes to educate her children to college level and secure their future.

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.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 767
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Salima to purchase 2 bags of potatoes, 2 bags of onions, 1 bag of avocados, and 1 crate of tomatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 25, 2015