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Douglas is a 28-year-old man. He runs a kinyozi (barber shop) and salon in Nairobi. He is requesting a loan of 50,000 KES to buy two dryer machines, two blow driers and a manicure machine. Douglas serves the low-income earners from the Mukuru slums and describes his business as busy. A humble, honest and goal-oriented man, Douglas hopes to own a chain of beauty shops, buy a piece of land, build both commercial and residential houses, and educate his children.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 486
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 78.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Douglas to buy two dryer machines, two blow driers and a manicure machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2010
May 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011