Update on EdwardEdward has been engaged in carpentry for more than 20 years. He is doing very well because he has a good reputation in the neighborhood for the good work he always does. As a result, he has been able to give his family everything they need for a decent life.
Edward is requesting another Kiva loan to buy tools for his workshop as well as more timber. He has great demand for his work, and through these purchases he will be able to provide better service and greater speed to his customers.
Previous Loan DetailsEdward is a 40-year-old married man with six children, who are all enrolled in school. His wife is a businesswoman, who contributes to providing the family's basic needs. Edward lives in a rental house with electricity but no piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food for his family and… More from Edward's previous loan »
About Yehu Microfinance TrustThis loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.
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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