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Update on George

George is a 26-year-old, married man. He has a child, who is three years old. He operates a retail business, selling baked goods, which he delivers by motorcycle. He has been involved in this business for 14 years. His business is located at a viable business area, and his primary customers are local residents from the peri-urban area around Nairobi.

He says his biggest business challenge is stiff competition within the area. He will use the KES 21,370 loan to buy a water dispenser and a television. His business goal is to improve his business within five years. He hopes that in the future, he will run a bakery and be the best supplier of cakes in his area. George has taken three previous loans from SMEP DTM, which he has managed to repay successfully.

Previous Loan Details

George is a 26-year-old married man. He has a child who is 3 years old. He describes himself as a determined man. He operates a retail business where he sells cakes, breads and doughnuts. He has been involved in this business for 14 years. His business is located in a viable business area and his... More from George's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is a part of SMEP's loan program to promote clean drinking water in partnership with Called WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), this program offers three loan products:

1)      Loans designed to increase access to water. This includes financing for water tanks, water connections, water kiosks, pumps, filters, dispensers and catchment systems.

2)      Loans for sanitation improvements. This includes financing for the construction of bathrooms, toilets, septic tanks, soak pits, pit latrines, disposal units and incinerators.

3)      Loans for the drilling and construction of boreholes, shallow wells and water towers. This also includes the establishment and improvement of water treatment plants and chemicals.

WASH loan products carry greater risk than typical Kiva loans because they are used to fund non-income generating assets (in most cases), and therefore will need to be repaid with other sources of income. This income may already be contingent on other loans held by loan recipients.

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
  • 372
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped George to buy a water dispenser and a television.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for George. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More