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Update on Truphena

Truphena is a married woman. She has 3 children. She describes herself to be self-motivated and determined. She operates a retail business where she sells curtains. She has been involved in this business for three years. Her business is located in a good area and her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest business challenge to be lack of enough money. She will use the KES 50,000 loan to add stock of curtains. Her business goal is to own a bigger business within five years. She hopes that in the future, she will improve her living standards. This is her third loan with SMEP DTM. She will use the anticipated profits to start another business.

Previous Loan Details

Truphena is a 44-year-old married woman. She has three children. She describes herself as determined. She operates a shop where she sells curtains. She has been involved in this business for three years. Her business is located in a competitive area and her primary customers are of all types. She... More from Truphena's previous loan »

Additional Information

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
  • 736
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,838,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Truphena to add stock of curtains for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Truphena. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2013. Learn More