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Update on Abubakar

Abubakar is now 37 years old. His shop has grown tremendously and he is requesting his fourth loan to purchase more varieties of stock ranging from food stuffs and non-food items such as motorcycle spare parts for easy access by the riders in the area.

He plans to diversify his retail business more and more with the anticipated profit and make it a one-stop shop. He hopes to grow bigger in the future.

Previous Loan Details

Abubakar is a 36-year-old retail shop proprietor in Mariakani. He is a married father of five. His shop has been in operation for the past 17 years and he is doing great. This is Abubakar’s second business loan to finance his business. He plans to purchase cooking oil, washing powders, maize f... More from Abubakar's previous loan »

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.

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
  • 535
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Abubakar to purchase cooking oil, washing powders, maize flour and rice as well as non-food items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Abubakar. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2012. Learn More