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Update on John

The area John lives in faces perennial water shortages and relies on people like him for clean/portable water. He is glad to have impacted the community as he earns an income. This enabled him to repay the loan well too.

John is applying for a loan of 83,450 Kenyan shillings to repair his tap, buy more tanks and construct a good site to sell water. Part of the loan will also help pay for school fees. John’s future ambition is to make his business a big source of portable water for the village. The challenges he faces are theft and some customers not paying on time.

Previous Loan Details

John lives in the Coastal town of Changamwe, Kenya. He has been running a water kiosk for five years. He is married and has ten children, six of whom are in school. Besides the water business, John also sells fish. John is applying for a loan of 60,000 Kenya shillings (KES) to help him install... More from John'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
  • 832
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped John to repair the tap, buy more tanks and construct a good site.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2012
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for John. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More