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Hawa is 41 years old and married with two school-aged children. She has a salon where she offers weaving and braiding services. She's been in this business for six years and employs two people. She previously worked as a cashier in the city of Kisumu.

She requested this loan for KES 50,000 to purchase salon products. Since joining Faulu, Hawa says she has been able to pay her children's school fees and meet her day-to-day obligations. She describes herself as hardworking and committed. In the future, she hopes to expand to a chain of hair salons.

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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
  • 402
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 75.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Hawa to purchase salon products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 29, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010