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Update on Purity

Purity's business of selling vegetables like tomatoes, kale, etc. is doing well. She is grateful that she is earning a higher income to support her family and also repay her loan.

Purity is applying for a new loan of 41,850 Kenyan shillings to buy vegetables wholesale. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to help restock her business for more sales and income to help educate her children.

Previous Loan Details

Purity lives in the Mariakani area of Coast province, Kenya. She is married and has one child. She owns a green grocery stall which she has been operating for the last seven years. Purity learnt about Milango through a friend and joined with an aim of accessing credit to improve the business o... More from Purity'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
  • 545
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Purity buy vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2012
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 22, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Purity. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2012. Learn More