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Mary is a 34-year-old lady who runs a salon and a kinyozi (barber shop). She employs two people and serves residents of Mwala in Machakos. She has been in the business for over five years and also earns a living from her transport business. She is the mother of two children and married to a teacher. Mary has requested a loan of Kes. 80,000 to buy materials for her salon. Her dream is to buy a piece of land in the future. She sees herself owning a high class salon in 10 years.

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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
  • 549
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Mary to buy salon materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010