Business: Hair Salon.
Location: TMC Plaza, Molo Town.
Years in Operation: 3 Years.
Amount needed: $100.
Jane’s salon is on the first floor of a popular building in Molo’s central business district yet so hidden away from direct view and access it is a surprise many know about it at all. She laughs at this and confidently says even if she sets shop inside her house, her customers will still find her. Such is how trusting she is when it comes to her customers and how much she believes in herself and her skill. She has made women’s hair in Molo town for three years now and has gradually yet surely earned herself quite the market share. She currently has one young lady under her apprentice whom she is training the skill.
Jane is very flexible when it comes to meeting the needs of her customers. She has no qualms about going out to meet them and do their hair wherever they are for as long as it does not inconvenience any other customer. She goes where the money is, she says. She also makes hair of females of all ages, from toddlers, children, young girls and ladies as well as much older women. She has gentle hands and she loves working with children and it is no wonder that on weekends and during school holidays, she does not leave the salon establishment to meet customers at their homes or businesses. She sits put at the salon and wait for her “little customers”.
The mother of two children, one school going solely depends on the earnings from her salon to meet all of her young family’s needs. She brings the toddler to work with her to save on nanny expenses as she is trying to save as much as possible to scale her business by bringing in other complimentary services. For now she is eager to stock hair products and extensions so that her customers can find most of the things they require for their hair at her salon. She is seeking $100 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to be able to bring in the initial stock of these items. She is eager to grow her business and this step will be one in the right direction.