A loan of $500 helped to open her own hair salon and purchase equipment and hair products.

Alfa's story

Alfa is a 19-year-old woman who lives in the town of Chikomba West, Zimbabwe.

Alfa is an aspiring entrepreneur running a home-based hair salon. She started this business when she finished school. She acquired training and experience from working in her friend’s hair salon, but she wanted to be financially independent as a woman and be in a better position to empower other young women like her. She has successfully run the business for 6 months and would love to expand it. She inspires young women in her community as an entrepreneur and a devoted carer for the elderly. She would like to move the business to the growth point and increase her customer base.

The loan will enable her to open her own hair salon and purchase a hair dryer, rollers, ceramic iron or tongs and hair products needed in her salon. Her hope is to provide for her family and improve her standard of living.

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