Update on GideonGideon used his previous loan of 40,000 KES (Kenya shillings) to buy bananas, mangoes, and tomatoes to sell. This loan helped him to grow his business and his financial status, enabling him to improve his living standards. He hopes to provide quality education to his children.
He has requested for a loan of 80,000 KES to add to his stock of fruits and vegetables.
Previous Loan DetailsGideon is a member of the Big Hope group in Faulu Kenya. He has been running a green grocery for four years. He also works as a casual laborer in order to meet his family’s needs. Since Gideon joined Faulu Kenya, he has been able to educate his children because his business has improved. He hopes... More from Gideon's previous loan »
About Faulu KenyaFaulu 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.
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