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Gilbert

Update on Gilbert

Gilbert runs a video show business to earn a living. He previously obtained a loan from Faulu Kenya that helped him to buy a flat screen television for use in his business. His business improved, and, with the additional income, he was able to start another business selling soft drinks. He has requested a loan of 80,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) to buy a refrigerator and another flat screen television.

Previous Loan Details

Gilbert is 23 years old. He runs a video show business to earn a living. He has been in this business for two years and employs two people. Since he joined Kiva partner Faulu Kenya, he has been able to improve his living standards and hopes to expand his business in the future. Gilbert has applie... More from Gilbert'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
  • 738
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,304,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Gilbert to buy a flat screen television and a refrigerator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 22, 2012
Listed
Sep 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 1, 2013