Update on SamuelSamuel used his previous loan of 40, 000 Kenya shillings to buy timber. He was able to make for furniture for resale. With additional furniture in his workshop, he was able to attract more customers hence good sale. He is still practicing dairy farming to supplement his income
Samuel moved his business to a bigger business premise. He has requested for 50, 000 Kenya shillings to buy a power saw.
Previous Loan DetailsSamuel is 41-year-old married man, blessed with three children. For a living, he does carpentry. He has been engaged in the business for over eight years. Besides carpentry, he farms so as to earn extra income. Since he joined Faulu Kenya, he has improved his financial status. He has requested… More from Samuel'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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