The Kindu Trust opened the Beauty Salon in November 2011 to provide employment for family members who were already trained to a professional standard but unable to find employment. We worked with nine women – family members of sponsored children – to set up their own beauty salon in Gondar town. The goal was to set up a self-sufficient business that would utilise their training and provide financial independence for these women and their families.
The salon now employs nine hairdressers and a manager and all employees receive consistent and competitive salaries.
In May 2013, in recognition of The Kindu Trust’s work in Gondar, local government officials donated a shop in a prime location in the centre of Gondar town, making the Beauty Salon completely independent of The Kindu Trust – thus achieving our goal of a self-sufficient business for the women to run.
This business was set up using start up capital of 50,000 birr (£1,780); and would not have been possible without the commitment of the women and donations from our supporters.
If you are interested in learning how you can help us expand this project, please feel free to Contact Us or visit our Donation Page.