A loan of $1,025 helped to buy a new drier, facial toning device, 50L of hair straightening cream, conditioners.


Hawa's story

This client is 39 years old, married, and mother of one child. She stopped her studies just short of high school, and began to pursue hairdressing by taking a class to learn how to become a hairdresser. Two years after obtaining her certification, she opened her own hair salon. She has been a client of Hope for over one year now. She is in her fourth loan cycle. The previous loans have brought about a big change in her social life, and they have improved her working conditions. With this new loan, she will buy a new facial toning device, a new drier, 50L of conditioner, 50L of hair straightening cream, hairpieces, hair extensions, and hair weaves. She has a very good work strategy. She has built a loyal customer base, and she has special offers every weekend. She currently employs over ten assistant hairstylists who are learning under her tutelage. She is very entrepreneurial and employs over ten apprentice hairstylists who work under her command. She is thinking about opening another hair salon.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry



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