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Update on John

John runs a motorcycle transport business. He also operates a retail shop to generate more income. He had previously acquired a loan from Faulu Kenya which helped him to buy a motorcycle for his business. This helped his business to improve as he was able to supply his goods easily. He has requested a loan of 35,000 KES to buy cooking oil, maize flour and sugar for his retail shop.

Previous Loan Details

John is 33 years old. He runs a motorcycle transport business to earn a living, and he has been in this business for seven years. He describes his business environment as good because there is limited competition. John has applied for 15,000 Kenya Shillings to buy a motorbike. Since he joined... More from John'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
  • 794
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped John to buy cooking oil, maize flour and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 4, 2013