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Update on Christine

Christine is a married woman. She has a son who is 14 years old. She describes herself as a God-fearing woman. Christine operates a retail store where she sells cereals such as maize, beans, rice and peas. She has been involved in this business for 3 years. Her business is located at a strategic business area, and her primary customers are local residents.

Christine describes her biggest business challenges as the occasional shortage of cereals and the high transportation cost of cereals from their source to her business premises. She will use the loan of 50,000 KES to buy more cereals to resell. Her business goal is to venture into a new hotel business within 5 years. She hopes that, in the future, she will have had built a house.

Previous Loan Details

Christine is a married woman. She has a son who is 14 years old. She describes herself to be humble and God fearing. She operates a retail store where she sells cereals, such as maize and beans and spices. She has been involved in this business for three years. Her business is located near a ... More from Christine'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
  • 1013
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Christine to buy more cereals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Christine. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More