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Christine, a 34 year old mother of two children ages 11 and seven years, has a beauty salon in Naivasha Town. She is married to Dominic, who is a businessman. She has operated her salon business for two years now.

This being her second loan, she plans to use the amount to buy more stock of cosmetics and other beauty products such as hair chemicals, shampoo, hair oil and hair braids. She will use the generated profits to expand her salon by employing more staff, since the number of customers has been increasing.

She hopes to grow her business by opening more beauty salons and making more income. Hence, she hopes to be able to provide a good education for her children.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 413
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Christine to buy more stock of cosmetics and beauty products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013