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Ruth is a 33-year-old woman from Kisumu. She is married to Erick, a driver, and they have two children, 5 and 10. For the past 2 years, Ruth has operated a beauty salon business, making a monthly income of KES 6,000. Due to the rise of customers requiring more complex services, Ruth has applied for her first loan of KES 20,000 from KADET LTD to buy a blow dryer, hair dryer and chemicals. She will use the anticipated profits to grow the business. Ruth's dream is to be a successful businesswoman.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 1026
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,167,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Ruth to buy salon items such as a dryers and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013