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Update on Benard

Benard is happy to have joined Milango. He has witnessed growth in his business but he is faced with the challenge reliable transportation for transporting his goods. Benard is therefore asking for a loan of 41,850 to buy a motorcycle to transport goods to and from the market. He believes this will enable him to reach more customers. He plans to use the extra income from this to open other types businesses.

Previous Loan Details

Benard is a resident of Mariakani, Kenya and runs a wholesale shop, which has been in operation for ten years. He is a married father of four children. He started the business from the capital he received while selling paper bags from a nearby factory. Despite the effect of price fluctuations, Be... More from Benard'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
  • 572
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,820,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Benard to buy a motorcycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Benard. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2012. Learn More