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Update on Sylvanus

Sylvanus purchased a welding machine from the loan he had applied for. He states that he did not face any challenges during the loan term. Although the cost of doing business rose, he would like to apply for another loan in order to purchase a drill and a grinder. He is grateful for such support.He is asking for a loan of 41,900 Kenya shillings to purchase more welding materials e.g soldering rods.

Previous Loan Details

Sylvanus is a mechanic. His business has been in operation for 20 years. He is a resident of Mombasa, Kenya. He learnt of Milango from an employee. Sylvanus is applying for a loan of 30,000 Kenyan shillings to purchase a welding machine. The main challenges facing Sylvanus are finding customers, ... More from Sylvanus'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
  • 788
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sylvanus to purchase welding materials e.g. soldering rods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Sylvanus. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2012. Learn More