A loan of $625 helped to purchase beauty products such as conditioner, gel, face cream and manicure / pedicure products.


Espérence Augustine's story

This lady is a single 46 year-old mother of two, and has been a hairdresser since 2007. From her salon, near her home, she offers makeovers for women and young girls in her quarter and its surroundings. She has repaid her previous loan thanks to her revenue that approaches 15,000 F per day. With the current loan, she wishes to improve her services by offering beauty products such as frizz serum, hair gel, five litres of shampoo, five litres of conditioner, a range of branded hair products, hairnets, makeup, and hair foils and weaves for special occasions. In order to continuously improve her service, she wishes to grow her salon by adding cosmetics to her product range; she hopes that in doing so she'll generate higher profits and will be able to put some money aside so she can look after her two daughters.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne



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