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Update on Maria

Maria used the previous loan you gave her for her pub business. Her business improved and she was able to open a cereals business. Now she seeks a loan to buy cereals to sell. Her long term goal is to start selling clothes and be able to open her own boutique. The extra income that she will raise from the business will improve her standard of living.

Previous Loan Details

Maria is a resident of Mariakani, Kenya. She is a married mother of five children and runs a pub/bar which has been in operation for 13 years. She obtained the business capital from the sale of vegetables. Maria was introduced to Milango by her friends and is asking for a loan of 21,100 Kenya sh... More from Maria'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
  • 606
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria to buy cereals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2013
Jan 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Maria. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2013. Learn More