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Hannah finds her feet in hairdressing business

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Twenty-year-old Hannah Fineboy, an indigene of Udu LGA of Delta State, was under the care of her mother, until her sore passing in 2010.

With no one to care for her and two siblings of hers, a guardian assumed responsibility for their upkeep, including shelter. Even though they had a roof over their heads, most of their needs were unmet because their guardian catered for the household only from the proceeds of her petty trade.

Hannah’s dream of advancing her studies after graduation from secondary school in 2019 was hampered by the dearth of resources to do so. Rather than loaf about, she resolved to learn a skill to enable her assist her siblings. Her decision, however, was stalled as she lacked the wherewithal to fund her apprenticeship. Providentially, Hannah was identified and recommended by Caritas Nigeria field agent in her community for livelihood support offered by GIZ. Forthwith, she was enrolled and trained on hairdressing.

Sequel to her completion of the mandatory vocational skills acquisition training, Hannah was empowered with a shop space, generator set, hair dryer, hair washing stand, and cash support of NGN20,000. Notwithstanding the fact that the business’ start-off was delayed by competing financial needs at the household level, her earnings and progress have remained quite impressive. The dexterous young adult, whose savings are adequate to cater for her needs, as well as her siblings’, aims at increasing her clientele base and achieving a larger enterprise. She could not withhold her exhilaration for the intervention of GIZ, which is greatly instrumental to her successes.

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