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Tom is a 41-year-old man from Homabay town which is found in Nyanza province in the Western part of Kenya. He is married and supports seven people in his family. He has four children who are 18, 16, 14 and 12 years old respectively.

Tom has a retail shop which has been operating for the last five years and generates a monthly income of KES 10,000. He has applied for his second loan with VisionFund Kenya, which he will use to purchase maize flour and other shop items in bulk, and he will use the anticipated profit to grow his business.

Tom's dream is to have a big business and support the family.

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
  • 1020
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,117,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Benedict to purchase more shop items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2014
May 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014