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« Reply To This #290 on: July 21, 2014, 07:16:07 AM »


"He says his business has brought him respect and pride because now his family depends on him for help since he is the most successful one in his family. . . . His plans are to see his two children attend university, establish another shop, and improve some of his family's lives."
(So far, he's made 10 monthly payments on time, repaying 79% of his current loan.)  http://www.kiva.org/lend/600885 - BRAC Liberia loan.
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« Reply To This #291 on: July 21, 2014, 07:23:37 AM »

Oh, so sad about Aness!  She seemed to start out so well.  I hope the baby is doing well. 
I have a few other Zoona loans, in which the businesses seem to have taken off - one is almost fully paid back ($24.46 repaid), and two others have fully repaid.
http://www.kiva.org/lend/413815
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« Reply To This #292 on: August 12, 2014, 11:15:32 AM »

http://www.kiva.org/lend/745962
Update on Flor Del Carmen
With the previous loan, Flor immediately bought all the materials necessary to make pupusas and the other food that she sells. The impact on her business has been positive, because she has new customers, she offers better service, and she has recouped what she invested with good earnings, which have served her to improve her style of life, open a little store with products of basic needs, and maintain a good credit rating.

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« Reply To This #293 on: August 17, 2014, 12:40:59 PM »


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Emiro, 33, works washing motorcycles, a business that allows him to support his home composed of his spouse and four children ranging in age from 2 to 11....He says to his lenders: "These loans have been good for people because they are comfortable and have low interest rates, so I am grateful to the Foundation."

The "Foundation" he referred to is FMSD in Colombia, with a "portfolio yield" of 23% per year and profitability of 0.3%, as reported by Kiva.  I just received final payment on his 2d Kiva loan today, and he repaid fully.  (But there were 4 cents per $25 loan lost to currency devaluation.)  He has been buying durable machinery for his motorcycle-washing business, with his loans.
http://www.kiva.org/lend/554015
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« Reply To This #294 on: August 17, 2014, 03:08:39 PM »

As of March 15, 2012 - http://www.kiva.org/lend/403005 - these were the borrower's assets, as listed by Bai Tushum:

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[T]he business brings her around 5,000 som (KGS) a month from the sale of milk and dairy products. Thanks to her hard work [her] livestock headcount has two milk cows, one calf, five sheep, as well as 0,36 hectares of land which she cultivates with potatoes and barley.


Since that time, she has given birth to a second child and undergone a divorce.  Nonetheless, this is the description of her financial position in her currently-fundraising loan - http://www.kiva.org/lend/751666 - listed on Kiva on August 8, 2014:

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[She] maintains a farm with two cows, one calf and 25 sheep, as well as a 2-hectare plot of land, on which she grows barley and hay.


One and two-thirds hectares additional land, and 20 additional sheep - Good progress, IMO!

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« Reply To This #295 on: September 12, 2014, 07:11:00 PM »

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Hochiakbar bought [a] dough mixer, electric and 20 bags of flour.  Income from business grew by 50%.  Hochiakbar continues to expand the business in the future and wants to open a small pastry shop.
http://www.kiva.org/lend/693406 (See the "Updates" tab.  Posted by MLO Humo.)

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« Reply To This #296 on: September 25, 2014, 11:54:05 AM »

http://www.kiva.org/lend/774058
A story with lots of economic growth in it.  He went from being a scavenger at a dumpsite to operating his own scrap recycling business.  Much of the growth he accomplished before becoming a microloan client, but quite a bit has come after, too.  With his new Kiva loan and accumulated savings, he will buy a truck for the business, which will save him the rent he is currently paying for a vehicle.
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« Reply To This #297 on: September 27, 2014, 03:56:21 PM »

At the time of her previous Kiva loan, Nov 2013, her monthly income was 5,000KGS.  http://www.kiva.org/lend/635563
Now (Sept 2014) she's applying for her 2d loan, and her monthly income has increased to 15,000 KGS.  http://www.kiva.org/lend/769909
And her picture is gorgeous:
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