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Update on Simeon

Simeon is doing well in his tailoring business. He has expanded it, and now he makes school uniforms, suits and dresses. Also, he has started selling secondhand clothes to his customers.

He paid the loan he had been advanced on time, and now he has borrowed a loan of KES 100,000, which he intends to use to purchase materials and other textile items for his business.

His hopes and dreams are to be a successful businessman and be able to give his children the best education.

Previous Loan Details

Simeon is 42 years old married and blessed with four children. He runs a tailoring business in Eldama Ravine town and this has been his income generating business for the last six years, where he gets an average monthly income of KES. 33,000. He has borrowed a second loan of KES. 40,000 after... More from Simeon'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
  • 430
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Simeon to purchase sewing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014