Update on JosephJoseph is a 44-year-old man who runs a cafeteria. He has been in the business for four years. He used his previous loan to open another outlet of his business where he sells doughnuts. This brought him more income, which he used to repay his loan and stabilize his new business.
He has requested a loan of 20,857 KES to start a salon and a barber shop.
Previous Loan DetailsJoseph is 42 years old and married. He has six children who are in school. He runs a cafeteria to earn a living. He has been in the business for five years and has three employees. Previously, he used to fish for a living. Through Faulu Kenya, he has prospered in his business because he has b... More from Joseph'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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