Update on SilasSilas has been running a retail shop - a business he ventured into four years ago - and now earns a monthly income of 15,000 KES.
Silas has requested a second loan of 50,000 KES to purchase two bales each of baking and maize flour, boxes of biscuits, cooking fat, washing detergents, and tissue paper.
The anticipated profit from this business will help him purchase more stock. He hopes to succeed in life.
Previous Loan DetailsSilas is 30 years old, married, and blessed with one child who is one and a half years old. For the past four years, he has owned a retail shop and he earns a monthly income of 12,000 KES. Silas is requesting a 30,000 KES loan to purchase bundles of baking and maize flour, boxes of biscuits, ... More from Silas'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 18, 2012
- Nov 9, 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.