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Update on Patriciah

Patriciah previously obtained a loan of 60,000 Kenyan shillings, which she used to buy a gearbox for the car she uses for her taxi business. Patriciah has been able to open a grocery business in addition to her taxi business and her retail shop. She now wants to stock fruits and vegetables in her grocery. Therefore, she has requested 78,000 Kenyan shillings to buy bananas, oranges, cabbages, and kale.

Previous Loan Details

Patriciah is a 37-year-old widowed lady with four children. To make a living and provide for her children, she runs a taxi business and also operates a retail shop to earn extra income. She was previously a farmer. Being the breadwinner in her family, she works hard to meet her children's basic n... More from Patriciah's previous loan »

Additional Information

About Faulu Kenya

Faulu Kenya aims to empower Kenyans by providing relevant financial solutions. Faulu is a sustainable and profitable microfinance institution that offers savings and credit services to over 225,000 Kenyans. Faulu recently became the first MFI in Kenya to be licensed as a Deposit-Taking Micro-Finance Company, which will enable Faulu to better serve its clients.

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
  • 372
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Patriciah to buy bananas, oranges, cabbages and kale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012