Update on StephenStephen used the previous loan to buy general merchandise to sell. He is a hardworking man living in Kagadi, Uganda. He has been operating a retail business for a period of 9 years. He started with capital he earned from agriculture, where he harvested maize and sold it at a very good price.
He says that price fluctuation is a factor affecting the business. He would like to educate his children and expand his business into new markets. Stephen intends to use a loan to buy sugar and salt to sell.
Previous Loan DetailsStephen is a hardworking man living in Kagadi, Uganda. He has been operating a retail business for a period of 8 years. He started with capital he earned from agriculture where he harvested maize and sold it at a very good price. He says that price fluctuation is a factor affecting the business. He… More from Stephen'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
- 10 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Nov 20, 2012
- Dec 4, 2012
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Jul 18, 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.