Update on RichardRichard, a mechanic in Nyahururu town, used his previous loan amount to buy motorcycle spare parts to sell and use in his motorcycle repair business and it has been profitable. Besides the motorcycle repair business, he is also a poultry farmer.
This being his third loan term, he plans to buy chickens to raise and later sell. He will also supply the eggs to various shop retailers. He will use the generated profits to buy more poultry and motorcycle spare parts as well.
He hopes to grow his spare parts and poultry businesses and make more income to improve the living standards of his family.
Previous Loan DetailsRichard is 26 years old. He is single and works as a mechanic in Nyahururu. He repairs motorcycles and also sells spare parts for both motorcycles and bicycles. Having paid his first loan well and in good time, he will be taking out his second loan. He plans to use the loan to buy more… More from Richard'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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 14 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Oct 19, 2012
- Nov 5, 2012
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Nov 17, 2013
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.