KĀNEʻOHE, HAWAIʻI – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele, Hawaiʻi’s premier ʻukulele company, is excited to partner with Affirm, Inc. to provide online customers the ability to play now, pay later. By using the new, easy monthly payment program now at the checkout, any  ʻukulele player can have the handcrafted playable masterpiece of their dreams without the wait.

“Amidst this worldwide pandemic, Kanile`a has done extensive research regarding financial opportunities for our clientele,” says Iokepa Souza, Director of Finance and Administration. “We believe in the healing and calming power of music. At the same time, we recognize the economic struggles families are facing today. Teaming up with an innovative company like Affirm, Inc., which allows financing options on any Kanile`a `ukulele for a qualified buyer, just makes sense.”

Customers who select Affirm at checkout can receive a credit decision in seconds by providing five simple pieces of information. It will not affect their credit score. Qualified customers can then choose their payment period: 3, 6, 12, 18, or 36 months with an interest rate between 10-30% APR.* With clear pricing and no hidden or late fees, Kanileʻa ʻUkulele customers can shop with confidence and never pay a penny more that what they agree to at checkout.


About Kanileʻa ʻUkulele:

Husband-wife team Joe and Kristen Souza founded Kanileʻa ʻUkulele in July of 1998. Joe apprenticed under master luthier, the late Peter Bermodez, learning “uncle Pete’s” traditional Hawaiian building techniques while working to integrate today’s 21st century technologies. This mash up of old and new has proven effective in creating a full-bodied, rich sound that is distinctive of these playable masterpieces. Their three adult sons are now an integral part of the business. Joe collaborates with the youngest, Kahiau, regarding design and production. Kristen mentors their middle son, Iokepa, in administrative operations. Their eldest, Kaimana, oversees Sales and Marketing for both retail clients and dealers around the globe. Together, the Souza family strives to innovate a healthy and creative world through high quality and joyful sounding ʻukulele.

Kanileʻa ʻukulele are available worldwide through authorized dealers and directly from the factory. For more details or to meet the team on a free Kanileʻa tour, call (808) 234-2868 or visit


About Affirm, Inc.:

Affirm was founded with the goal of creating honest financial products and services that empower consumers and improve lives. Our goal is to revolutionize the banking industry to be more accountable and accessible to consumers. Today, Affirm provides millions of shoppers an alternative to traditional credit cards at the point of sale, giving them the flexibility to buy now and make simple monthly payments for their purchases. Unlike payment options that have compounding interest and unexpected costs, Affirm shows customers up front exactly what they’ll pay each month — with no hidden fees and no surprises. Affirm gives shoppers the ability to pay over time at any store and also partners with over 3,000 merchants including well-known brands across retail like home furnishings, travel, personal fitness, electronics, apparel and beauty, and more. Loans are made in partnership with Affirm’s originating bank partner Cross River Bank, Member FDIC. For more information, visit


*Your rate will be 10–30% APR based on credit, and is subject to an eligibility check. For example, on a $1,000 purchase, you might pay $92.77 per month for 12 months at 20% APR. Payment options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required. Affirm loans are made by Cross River Bank, Member FDIC.


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