Update on Paul KariukiPaul used his third loan to buy seeds and fertilizer for use during the planting season, with very profitable results. Having repaid all previous loans well and in good time, he plans to use this fourth loan to again buy seeds and fertilizer for use on his farm. In the future, Paul hopes to become one of the leading farmers in the Ndunyu Njeru area.
Previous Loan DetailsPaul has practised farming in Ndunyu Njeru town for the last 40 years. He is 70 years old, married to Zipporah Muthoni and they have four children. He was introduced to KADET by one of the field officers and this will be his third loan. He paid all his previous loans well and in good time and he ... More from Paul Kariuki's previous loan »
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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.
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