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Rose Omwaka
Rose is 39 years old and a married mother of four children (aged 21 years, 13 years, 8 years, and 9 months). The middle two are in school. Rose is a barber at the Tukutane Kinyozi (barber shop), which is located at a very busy 'matatu' (bus) stop in Nairobi. Rose has been in the business for 7 years. Previously, she worked as a housekeeper for the small income of 3,000 Kenyan Shillings a month (about $38 dollars).

Rose describes herself as very hardworking and determined, and she hopes to have a well established barber shop and salon. She has previously taken out one or the other loan from Faulu Kenya, and since becoming a client, Rose says she she has been able to buy more razors and has also been able to educate her children in high school. She dreams of buying a plot of land for her family 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
  • 792
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Rose Omwaka renovating the premises, buying razors, towels, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011