Buy a refrigerator and diversify business

Susan Kaloina

Mombasa, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Susan Kaloina

Member since

December 2014

On-time repayments

236 installments  •  46%

About Me

My name is Susan Kaloina. I was born around the Mount Kenya region of Kenya in a family of seven. My parents were and still are peasant farmers where they do subsistence farming. I was brought up in a rural area with a lot of hardship where my family struggled to get even to get basic necessities. I endured deprived upbringing and navigated safely into adulthood.

I went to school up to secondary school and later relocated to Mombasa city to live with my cousin. This is where my life changed drastically as I became accustomed to urban life. I enjoyed ‘luxuries’ such as electricity, hot showers, bus rides, etc. for the first time.

My kind cousin enrolled me in a beauty course, where I was taught beauty aspects and public relations. I worked as an intern for one year and later, with the help of my cousin, I opened a beauty salon where I do all kinds of beauty services.

My Business

My business is called Babyface Salon. As the name suggests, I turn people’s faces into baby-like smooth faces. I normally specialize with ladies and young girls. Through the years, I have created a valuable cluster of clients and they are my main source of clients. Their referrals are also very crucial in my work.

In a busy month, I make about $250, which I plough back to the business and use some for my upkeep and to support my siblings back at home. I am hoping to open a beauty school in the near future if I get the reliable credit. I am hoping that, with partners like Zidisha, I will be able to realize this dream very soon.

Loan Proposal

I want to branch off to selling soft drinks in addition to doing my beauty work. I plan to start selling soft drinks to supplement my income. I am surrounded by many offices and workers will provide a ready market for my new venture. I am also targeting my clients who will (hopefully) be imbibing the drinks as I work on their hair.

A new refrigerator will cost about $300 and I will use the entire amount from this loan to buy this item. I will use my own savings to buy my first stock of drinks.

Thank you.

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About Me

My name is Susan Kaloina. I was born around Mount Kenya region of Kenya in a family of seven. My parents were and still are peasant farmers where they do subsistence farming. I was brought up in a rural area with a lot of hardship where my family struggled to get even to get basic necessities. I endured deprived upbringing and navigated safely into adulthood.

I went to school up to secondary school and later relocated to Mombasa city to live with my cousin. This is where my life changed drastically as I became accustomed to urban life. I enjoyed ‘luxuries’ such as electricity, hot shower, bus rides etc for the first time.

My kind cousin enrolled me into a beauty course where I was taught beauty aspects and public relations. I worked as an intern for one year and later with the help of my cousin, I opened a beauty salon where I do all kinds of beauty services.

My Business

My business is called Babyface Salon. As the name suggests, I turn people’s faces into baby-like smooth face. I normally specialize with ladies and young girls. Through the years, I have created a valuable cluster of clients and they are my main source of clients. Their referrals are also very crucial in my work.

In a busy month, I make about $250 which I plough back to the business and use some for my upkeep and to support my siblings back at home. I am hoping to open a beauty school in near future if I get the reliable credit. I am hoping that, with partners like Zidisha, I will be able to realize this dream very soon.

Loan Proposal

I want to branch off to selling soft drinks in addition to doing my beauty work. I plan to start selling soft drinks to supplement my income. I am surrounded by many offices and workers will provide a ready market for my new venture. I am also targeting my clients who will (hopefully) be imbibing the drinks as I work on their hair.

A new refrigerator will cost about $300 and I will use the entire amount from this loan to buy this item. I will use my own savings to buy my first stock of drinks.

Thank you.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$298.11

Date disbursed

Feb 16, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

15 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $298.11 at 5.39% annual rate over 15 months = $21.28

Service fee: $14.76

Lenders

P

Philippe

Adliswil, Switzerland

Rdcmole

Cincinnati, United States

ErikN

Stockholm, Sweden

Zidisha

Sterling, United States

BJ

Brandon Joz

North Carolina, United States

DLarson

Morris, United States

Jouni

Finland

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

K

KnutG

Bergen, Norway

W

willemsenphilippe

Edegem, Belgium

joaoferraz

RINCHOA, Portugal

K

kjustad

Asker, Norway

ameltzer

maryville, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

A

adamdreaming

United States

AP

Andrew Page

United Kingdom

Richard

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

V

Vantine

United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

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