Update on SpeciozaSpecioza used the previous loan to buy beer to sell. She is a 38-year-old married woman living in Kamwenge, Uganda. She has been running a pub for three years. She started with 300,000 UGX in capital; now her working capital is more than two million. Her main hardship is high taxes. She is working hard to ensure good profits so she can attain her goals of buying land to grow crops and educating her children. Specioza intends to use the loan to buy beer and soap to sell.
Previous Loan DetailsSpecioza is a 37-year-old married woman living in Kamwenge, Uganda. She has been running a pub for two years. She started with 300,000 UGX in capital; now her working capital is 1,500,000 UGX. Her main hardship is high taxes. She is working hard to ensure good profits so she can attain her goals ... More from Specioza'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.
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