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Update on Salim

The retail shop which Salim restocked using the previous loan has been of great help over last year to the family. He was able to pay for his children's school fees from the extra income obtained.
Salim has seen the business progress with time and is asking for an additional loan to increase the stock in the shop. His desire is to grow the business until it is well stocked like a wholesale shop.
He is applying for a loan of 62,700 Kenya shillings to purchase additional stock of retail products like sugar, flour, milk, etc.

Previous Loan Details

Salim lives in the Mariakani area of Coast province, Kenya. He is a married father of five children. He owns a retail shop, a business which he has been operating for three years. In this shop, Salim sells sugar, flour, soap, salt, etc. The challenge he is facing is bad debts. Salim learned about... More from Salim'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
  • 542
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Salim to purchase additional stock of retail products like sugar, flour, milk, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Salim. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More