Sadan Wanjiku I. is a 28 year old, single lady with one child. She lives on the outskirts of Nairobi in a town called Ngong. In the years 1997-1998, she trained as a salonist in a salon called Winique Salon, situated at River road in Nairobi. After her training, she started working as a hair dresser in the town where she lives. In the year 2003, she took money from her savings and opened her own salon in a place called Zambia, in the centre of the town.
Because she does not have the many types of equipment that her saloon requires, Sadan is now requesting for a loan of $775. With this money, she will buy a dryer, a blow dryer, a pair of tongs, a flat iron, a foot massager and also some chemicals for the salon. Wanjiku says that if she has these requirements, it will make work easier for both her and her clients. She will be able to make more money because, right now, the demand for her services is high. She also won’t have to go to the city to buy things because she will have enough stock. She will also attract some more customers from her neighboring salons, which are not providing the services that she will be able to provide. The business will also be giving her more profits, thus giving her more money to feed and educate her child.
The repayment Period of the loan will be 8 Months.