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Miriam

Update on Miriam

Miriam runs a hardware shop. She requested a loan of 50,000 KES. She used the loan to buy pipes, iron sheets, blockboard and plywood. She made good sales with the additional stock. She used the additional income to pay school fees for her children.

Miriam hopes to expand her business in the future. Therefore, she has requested a loan of 105,300 KES to buy paints, nails and plywood.

Previous Loan Details

Miriam is 32 years old and married with three children. She runs a hardware shop to earn her living. She has been running the business for ten years with one employee. She joined Faulu Kenya six years ago. She has benefited from Faulu Kenya because she has been able to send her children to sc... More from Miriam'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
  • 702
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,776,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Miriam to buy paints, nails and plywood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 22, 2012
Listed
Dec 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 19, 2013