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Catherine W. Gichehais a 42 year old widow with four children. Three of her children attend school. Catherine has owned a beauty shop where she sells cosmetics and hair products among other products for the last seventeen years. She employs one person. Being a member of Faulu Kenya, Catherine previously received a loan of Kes.50,000. Her business has grown from a retail to wholesale business since she became a member of Faulu Kenya. Now Catherine is requesting a loan of Kes. 75,000 to expand her business by increasing her stock of cosmetics. Catherine, who describes herself as hardworking and trustworthy, hopes to become a distributor of cosmetics in the future.

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About Faulu Kenya

Faulu Kenya aims to empower Kenyans by providing relevant financial solutions. Faulu is a sustainable and profitable microfinance institution that offers savings and credit services to over 225,000 Kenyans. Faulu recently became the first MFI in Kenya to be licensed as a Deposit-Taking Micro-Finance Company, which will enable Faulu to better serve its clients.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 746
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Catherine to increase her stock of cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2010
Mar 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010