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    Boosting a women's cooperative with supplies they need to grow

    Day 137

    Helping Them Shine

    Today is our last day with the wonderful women of a salon cooperative in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement. We’ve renovated their salon from head to toe, but there was one vital piece missing, something to really jump start their business.


    No salon is complete without the right materials to serve their clients. From hair extensions to brushes, this teaching salon needed the necessary equipment to help them shine.

    We asked Jennifer, the brain behind this operation, what is what they needed most. She gave us a list, and we went shopping.

    Soon, the inside of the salon was filled to the brim with supplies – model hair for practice, hair extensions, brushes, shavers, nail polish, you name it.

    Jennifer and her crew were thrilled with the changes, from today and from the past week. The group plans to use the boost in profits from all this change to grow even bigger, to serve more people, and to expand their savings so that they can continue to support each other.

    “We have to inspire these young girls to show them what’s possible,” said Jennifer. “You can start small and grow bigger later with just some small effort. This is showing them that.”

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