“I like making women beautiful,” Rose Muyodi said. Her Nairobi salon had already become successful, but Rose thought it could do more. She began working with Accion partner Kopo Kopo to become able to accept mobile payments from more customers.
But Kopo Kopo learned more about her business, assessed her creditworthiness, and used that information to provide her with short-term working capital finance. Rose used those loans to build a spa and secure the cashier and payments area – important improvements for a business that employs seven women and supports Roses husband and children.