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Samuel

Update on Samuel

Samuel used his previous loan of 40,000 Kenyan shillings to buy charcoal. He generated a lot of income from his business. With the increased income, he was able to raise his living standard.

Now, Samuel wants to open a salon and a barber shop, so he has requested a loan of 80,000 Kenyan shillings.

Previous Loan Details

Samuel is 31 years old and married with two children. He sells charcoal ("makaa") to earn a living for his family. He has been running the business for eleven years and he has employed one person. Through Faulu Kenya, he has improved his business hence improving his living standards. He has r... More from Samuel's previous loan »

Additional Information

About Faulu Kenya

Faulu Kenya aims to empower Kenyans by providing relevant financial solutions. Faulu is a sustainable and profitable microfinance institution that offers savings and credit services to over 225,000 Kenyans. Faulu recently became the first MFI in Kenya to be licensed as a Deposit-Taking Micro-Finance Company, which will enable Faulu to better serve its clients.

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
  • 617
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,262,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Samuel to open a barber shop and a salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 20, 2011
Listed
Oct 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2013