Rahab Wangui is a hardworking single mother who lives with her young twins in Nakuru, Kenya. For the past several years, she has worked as a hairdresser to earn a living, going to salon school before starting her family to learn her trade. She manages her own salon in her community where she provides customers with a wide range of haircuts and styling services. Although she has many loyal customers, Rahab has struggled to make ends meet for her children on her own. She was determined to start another business to diversify her income and to keep her twins in school, but she didn’t know where to turn for financial support.
Everything began to change when Rahab’s close friend encouraged her to join Opportunity International. She received valuable financial training to optimize her business, as well as a loan, which she is using to purchase a small building in her community. She plans to transform the building into a small hotel where she can rent to guests to diversify and increase her income. With two different sources of income, Rahab is confident she will be able to give her twins a quality education, and she hopes to hire some employees in the future to help manage the hotel. She also dreams of expanding both her businesses in the future by adding a restaurant near her hotel and expanding the size of her hair salon.