A loan of $500 helped to purchase more equipment and supplies for her hair products shop.


Irene's story

Irene is 18 years old and lives in Matobo District, Zimbabwe. She is an aspiring entrepreneur running a hair autré (hair products shop) in order to become financially independent. She started this business when she was 17 years old after she finished her schooling. She acquired training and experience from working in her friend’s hair salon. She inspires young women in her community as both a community health trainer and an entrepreneur. She would like to move the business to a more central location and increase her clientele base.

The Kiva loan will enable her to open her own hair salon and purchase a hair dryer, rollers, ceramic iron or tongs and hair products needed in her salon. Her hope is to provide for her family and improve her standard of living.



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