Hair Salon

Background

The two groups engaged in this activity are pursuing an idea that is quite entrepreneurial in its approach to income generation. Not only do their hair salons generate income but, they also fulfill a key emotional need in the community – boosting women’s self-esteem and confidence. One salon is housed in the home of a group member while the other is in a trading center. All salon revenues are ploughed back into the business and used primarily for the purchase of salon supplies for example shampoos, rollers etc.

Update

The hair salon project members attended a hair-dressing workshop in February 2012. The main objective was to teach different hair dressing styles that would allow participants to compete favorably in the market. Participants were trained in braiding styles like twist, corn roads, and pencil; weave as well as chemical hair treatments. WCFJC provided salon inputs totaling to $270 to the salons on loan, to improve their services.

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