Business: Beauty Salon.
Location: Main Matatu Stage, Molo.
Years in Operation: 7 Years.
Amount needed: $250.
Doreen Makena is a very vibrant and focused business lady who has tried her hands on a myriad of small businesses to find which she best fits in. She now has a beauty salon, a mobile money transfer(MPESA) agency and phone accessories shop. The passionate beautician is keen on creating Molo’s best beauty parlour that targets ladies who love to doll themselves up as well as those who desire to but can’t afford the current high prices in the market.
She has created employment for two people a lady and a young man who are very gifted salonist and the two are the ones who attend to customers who go to have their hair done. Doreen is not gifted in this sector for her specialty lies in Nail care(manicures, pedicures, polish and sculpturing nails) as well as skin care (facials and waxing).
She and her two employees are very friendly and handle their clients with utmost care and professionalism. In addition, they offer quality hair products and only agree to do hair styles they are good at to avoid displeasing and dissatisfying their clients. They have many regular clients who keep going back for their great services and refer other clients to them.
Her salon is currently undergoing a facelift and she is glad that the added space will enable her to provide a wide range of services to her customers including body massage. With the $250 that she seeks from Moto Hope Micro Lending, she will be able to fast track the completion of this facelift to give her salon the revamp necessary for her customers’ tastes and preferences.