A loan of $4,325 helped a member weaves, braids, chemicals, and cold drinks to sell in her salon.

Polota Kakira Development Association Group's story

Salama M., in her mid 30’s, is the chairperson of Polota Kakira development association in Kakira. She is a hard working business lady with a salon that she has owned since 2000. She has rented the same premises since then. In the salon, she does all sorts of hairstyles like braiding, weaving, retouch, treatments and plus so much more. She uses mostly materials and chemicals that she buys from the moving beauty product trucks.This means that she does not have to spend money on transport. In addition to the salon, Salama also sells cold soft drinks and beers from a fridge in her salon selling to mostly her salon customers, neighbors and passers by. She sells soda, mineral water, juice and beers as another way of increasing her income. In the salon, Salama employs 3 girls who help to attend to the customers. She also has two more girls who are learning hairstyling from her. For each to learn, they pay about $120 for the six months course. Salama is grateful for her loans for the four years she has been in this association and this time round, she needs a loan to help her buy more weaves, braids and chemicals for her salon since most of them were used up during the festive season.

In this group: Salama, Joweria, Amina, Amina, Margaret, Malita, Sharif, Betty, Harriet, Suzan, Henry, Nusula, Aisha
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