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Update on Mathews

Mathews is a 48 year old married man. He has five children. He describes himself as a humble, God-fearing and caring man. He operates a car that he uses to provide transportation services. He has been involved in this business for eight years. His business is located near an urban area, and his primary customers are local residents. He describes his biggest business challenge to be frequent breakdowns of the car and high costs for spare parts. He will use the KES 50,000 loan to buy spare parts . He hopes that, in the future, he will run a driving school. This is his second loan from SMEP DTM, after managing to repay a loan of KES 40,000.

Previous Loan Details

Mathews is a 47-year-old, married man. He has five children with ages ranging from 12 to 25 years. He describes himself to be a humble and friendly man. He operates a driving school where he provides driving training and coaching services. He has been involved in this business for eight years... More from Mathews'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
  • 405
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,337,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mathews to buy spare parts for the car he uses to provide transportation services.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mathews. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2012. Learn More