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Zipporah Wangari
Zipporah is a 36-year-old widowed mother of three children whose education she hopes to support to the university level. She operates a beauty salon in a residential area in Rongai, providing hair and beauty services to the local women. She says that this business is profitable, and the only major challenge she faces is power rationing. However, she works very hard to keep her business doing well.

Describing herself as very hardworking and honest, Zipporah will use her loan of Kes 30,000 to buy more hair relaxers, weaves and treatments to expand her business. In the future, she hopes to develop her business into a large and busy salon and boutique.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 372
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 102.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Zipporah Wangari to purchase hair relaxers, treatments, weaves and other hair additions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014