Mpundu is 29 years old and living with her husband in Samfya District, Zambia. She runs a salon, which sells hair products such as creams and cosmetics, and provides plaiting as a service.
She used her first Kiva loan to diversify the range of her hair products she offered to customers to increase demand. With the profits, she was able to send her siblings to school.
She is now requesting a second loan to continue to purchase a variety of hair products and make other investments in the business so that she can build her own salon to cut down on rent and employ more community members.