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How Kitovu Mobile saw Siima’s long time dream to own a hair dressing saloon come to reality

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Ms Siima attending to a client.

Ms Siima attending to a client.
KYOTERA .Her intonation as she shares her story of change is just enough to tell you how Grace Siima is happy to have realised her long time dream to become a hair dresser.

After getting out of school in 2013, the 26 -year -old developed passion for hair dressing. She thought that this would be the only way to survive.

However, she says, the potential saloons in Kyotera Town where she could go to acquire skills were expensive for her.

“They wanted close to Shs 600, 000, an amount that sounded strange in my ears, “She says.

Siima notes  shares that  she then moved to look for jobs and see if should could raise money,but shortly got pregnant and know one would employ a pregnant woman.

Consequently, she chose to sit home and cook for her spouse.

Being redundant, she says she produced three babies in just three years- all of them were poorly spaced.

Shiima at her well stocked saloon. She says the business skills learnt during DREAMS training have seen her plough back profits causing rapid capital growth..

Shiima at her well stocked saloon. She says the business skills learnt during DREAMS training have seen her plough back profits causing rapid capital growth..

This further sank her efforts to get the skills as this meant huge responsibility of caring for her children. To cut her story short, she gave up on chasing her dream.

But after close to 10 years, the good God, who brought Kitovu Mobile sub county DREAMS project coordinators who traversed her village ,looking for Adolescent Girls and Young Women-AGYWS to get enrolled on DREAMS Programme.

Without hesitation, Siima says she grabbed the opportunity that eventually resurrected her long dead dream. She was trained for two years and emerged as an hair dresser and later set up a saloon using the startup kits she received after graduation.

Siima's saloon located in the business center.

Siima’s saloon located in the business center.

Located in Kyotera Town, Kyotera District her saloon is named ‘Ebenezer’ which reflects how God has been with her to see her realise her dream.

“I believe God used Kitovu Mobile to see us realise our seemingly impossible dreams,” The born again Christian shares as she lauds Kitovu Mobile for seeing her reach milestone.

While at safe space ,she says they were trained on saving and this saw her learn financial management. These skills are helping her saloon to grow because she re-invests the profits.

Grace-Siima-giving-her-testimony during the DREAMS trainees' graduation.

Grace-Siima-giving-her-testimony during the DREAMS trainees’ graduation.

She says her future is bright because she has a sustainable skill and can now tell where She is heading as opposed to her past, lauding Kitovu Mobile.

 

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