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Update on Timothy

Timothy is a married man. He has two children. He describes himself to be a generous man. He has been involved in this business for eight years and employs one staff member. His business is located beside a busy highway and his primary customers are residents from the area.

Timothy describes his biggest business challenge to be shortage of raw material. He will use the Kes 50,000 loan to buy scrap metals. His business goal is to run a supply company for scrap metals within five years. He hopes that in the future, he will educate his children with profits generated.

Previous Loan Details

Timothy is a Kenyan and married with two children aged two and ten. His wife operates a grocery shop and he runs a metal shop in which he makes cookers, iron boxes and other items. The business is located in a busy market downtown and the customers he gets are those around the area. The challenge... More from Timothy'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
  • 390
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Timothy to purchase scrap metal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Timothy. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2011. Learn More