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Update on Benard

Benard used his previous loan of 20,000 Kenya shillings (KES) to buy leather for repairing shoes. Since he took out the loan, he has managed to grow his business. He has also grown his customer base. His first loan is mostly repaid already.

Benard has requested for another loan of 40,000 Kenya shillings to buy glue and leather for repairing shoes.

Previous Loan Details

Benard is 45 years old, married and has five children. He repairs shoes to earn a living. He has been in the business for eight years and has employed one person. He also runs a grocery shop for extra income. Through Faulu Kenya, Benard has learned how to save his money and manage his busine... More from Benard's previous loan »

Additional Information

About Faulu Kenya

Faulu Kenya aims to empower Kenyans by providing relevant financial solutions. Faulu is a sustainable and profitable microfinance institution that offers savings and credit services to over 225,000 Kenyans. Faulu recently became the first MFI in Kenya to be licensed as a Deposit-Taking Micro-Finance Company, which will enable Faulu to better serve its clients.

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
  • 410
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Benard to buy glue and leather for repairing shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2012
May 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013