Rose is a Kiva borrower. She describes herself to be God-fearing. For the past eight years, Rose has operated a beauty salon where she does hair dressing and provides hair treatments. Her business is located in a busy area with many potential customers. Rose's biggest business challenge is power outages. This will be her second loan with SMEP DTM and she successfully repaid her previous 20,000 KES loan.
Rose is requesting a 40,000 KES loan to buy hair chemicals and products. She will use the anticipated profits from her loan to buy the latest salon equipment and products. Her business goal is to operate a major salon that will cater to the growing population within five years. Rose hopes that, in the future, she will be able to operate more than two salons and open a training center.