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Update on Mellen

Mellen, 35 years old, is a chef and poultry farmer. She is married to Godfrey, a businessman. She has been practicing farming and cooking for the past three years, generating a monthly income of KES 90,000 which she uses to support her family. She is grateful to KADET and KIVA lenders for the financial support she has been getting.

Mellen is applying for her second loan from KADET LTD. She will use the loan to pay for her children's school fees. Her hopes and dreams are to secure her children's future.

Previous Loan Details

Mellen is 35 years old, and is married to Godfrey who is a business man. They are blessed with three school-going children. Mellen manages a poultry farm as her primary business, and offers catering services as her secondary business. She has been running these businesses for the past three year... More from Mellen'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
  • 553
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,763,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mellen to pay for her children's school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 27, 2014