Update on JosephJoseph is a 34-year-old, hardworking man living in Kagadi, Uganda. He is a teacher who also operates a retail shop to supplement his low salary. He desires to educate his children up to the university level and to build a permanent residential house, as they are currently living under a mud-walled house. His business goal is to have a wholesale shop. Joseph intends to use the loan to buy iron sheets to roof his residential house.
Previous Loan DetailsJoseph is a 34-year-old married man with five children living in Kagadi, Uganda. He is a teacher by profession and has been in service for a period of nine years. He would like to educate his children and build a permanent house. Joseph wants a loan to buy iron sheets to roof his residential house. More from Joseph's previous loan »
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 Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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