A loan of $625 helped to buy hair weaves, hair extensions, and beauty products that she will use for make up and hair styling.


Awa's story

Awa is 34 years old, and has been a hairstylist for 8 years. She opened a shop where she offers services and also gives hair styling lessons. In addition, she is president of her local hair stylists association. Awa is a regular client of UIMCEC, and she is now on her third loan. With this loan, she is going to buy supplies for her salon: hair weaves, hair extensions, and beauty products that she will use for make up and hair styling. She pays for the rent and the electricity for her shop. Awa would like to diversify her products and services in the future, and have a good foundation for her business activity.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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