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Update on Mbodze

Mbodze is grateful for the first loan she received from the lenders. It helped her increase the stock of roofing materials and the retail food business.

She would like to add stock of fruits and other grocery into the business. She is asking for a loan of 21,100 Kenya shillings to buy additional retail stock like soap, flour, cooking oil, etc.

She looks forward to educating her children from the extra income she aspires to receive from this loan.

Previous Loan Details

Mbodze is a married business lady who lives in Kilifi and sells roofing materials commonly referred to as "makuti" and made from palm leaves. These items are preferred for roofing in Kilifi area and at the coast in general since they insulate from the heat experienced at the coast during the day... More from Mbodze'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
  • 469
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Mbodze to buy additional retail stock like soap, flour, cooking oil, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mbodze. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More