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    Furnishing a salon for women on the rise

    Day 135

    Getting Comfortable

    Jennifer, a refugee from Congo, is a tireless advocate for young mothers in Oruchinga Refugee Camp. She’s the kind of person who, given the opportunity, will turn lemons into lemonade, a spark into a fire.

    One of her most successful projects has been a salon, where girls learn a trade and business skills, too.

    But the building housing this business wasn’t in the greatest shape – they were missing the basics, like chairs, mats, and tables – things to help the ladies and their customers relax. So, we thought, there was something we could do about that.

    With a brand new coat of paint and the roof fixed, we got to work filling the space with colorful, yet practical, furniture.

    Bright patterned mats, chairs, and a table were purchased for the space. And we couldn’t forget one of the most essential parts of any salon…a mirror!

    With just a few short steps, the interior of the salon was completely transformed. And lo and behold, customers began to gather around, waiting for their turn to be styled!

    The ladies were ecstatic. “This is an opportunity to give dignity to the community,” said Jennifer. “We’re really happy about this.”

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