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Update on Simon

Simon is seventy-two years old and married with seven children. He does tailoring to earn a living and he has been in this business for twenty-six years; he employs one person. He does livestock farming to earn extra income.

Since he joined Faulu Kenya, he has been able to provide for his family and hopes to expand his business in the future. He has applied for a loan of 100,000 Kenya Shillings to buy a sewing machine and cloth material.

Previous Loan Details

Simon is 72 years old, married and a father of seven. He runs Twims Tailoring shop to earn a living for his family. Apart from tailoring, he does farming. He employs one person in his business. He has sustained his business because of financial support from Faulu Kenya. He hopes to gro... More from Simon'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
  • 489
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Simon to buy a sewing machine and cloth material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2012
Mar 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2012