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Francis has a barber shop in Kangundo town and he has been running this business for the last year. He is 24 years old and married, with no children. He supports his younger brother. Besides the barber shop, Francis also has a mobile money transfer business.

Francis will use this loan to buy shaving machines and other items for use in his business, such as hair oil, towels, shampoo, and hair brushes. He will also use part of the loan as money float for his mobile money transfer business.

Francis will use the anticipated profits to save for his family's future needs. This is his first loan term and he hopes to give his family a good life as well as to pay school fees for his brother.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 1034
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,167,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Francis to buy shaving machines and other supplies for his barber shop business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014