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Update on Rukia

Rukia's business is picking up well and the progress has motivated her to increase the supplies she carries. Rukia is applying for a loan of 10,650 Kenya shillings to buy hair chemicals, creams, and other beauty products. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to meet emergency needs, to improve her living standard, and also pay for her children’s school fees. She aspires to open other branches in the future.

Previous Loan Details

Rukia is a married mother of three school-going children. She lives in Mombasa, Kenya. She owns a salon which has been in operation for the last six years. She started it off from her savings and an investment from her parents. This is her only source of income. Rukia has seen the business gro... More from Rukia's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 489
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Rukia to buy hair chemicals, creams, and other beauty products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rukia. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2012. Learn More