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'With acknowledgment of support from Grand Challenges Canada'
Janet Mwikali joined the hair dressing and beauty course at the HOPE worldwide Kenya Center in Mukuru in 2015.
She had to overcome many challenges in order to complete her course. She walked long hours from Umoja to Mukuru everyday to attend her classes and at the same time worked in the evening to earn between KES 100 to 500 for her upkeep.
After successfully completing her course, she got employed in a beauty spa in Lang’ata estate where she earn a salary of KES 30,000 per month.
Janet is very happy and grateful for the support. She now has a foothold in her life.
Edinah Ruth is 21years old , she completed high school education in 2013. Her parents could not afford to take her to college as she may have desired.
Her life was completely transformed after completing a course in hair dressing and beauty therapy at the HOPE worldwide Kenya center.
She joined her sister who already had a salon and a beauty shop in Mukuru. Her sister decided to open another solon and moved to the new salon leaving her in charge. The business has since grown and she has employed an assistant. She is able to take care of herself and her younger sister who depends on her. “Thank you for giving me hope for a better future,” She says.
Janet Mueni joined the hair dressing and beauty course at the HOPE worldwide Kenya Center in Mukuru in 2015.
At the time of enrollment, she was employed at a salon and learning on the job which she says was dissatisfying because she didn’t have the required qualifications and wasn’t skilled enough.
After completing her course, she opened a salon and later added cosmetic products that she sells, she now earns KES 20,000 from the salon and KES10,000 from the cosmetic products that she sells per month.
Janet is very happy and grateful for the support. “I am a better person and this is the best thing that has ever happened to me” She says.
Rita Yvonne joined the hair dressing and beauty course at the HOPE worldwide Kenya Center in Mukuru in 2015.
Rita struggle to complete her course because she was working at a friend’s salon in the evening to be able to provide for her son. She successfully completed her course and was employed in several places before getting a job at HOPE worldwide Kenya as a tutor in the hairdressing and beauty therapy class.
Rita is happy and grateful for the support “I feel like this is a second chance to live a fulfilling life. I can now provide for my family and my siblings. I want to be my best,” She says.