I am Selina Yeboah, a hairstylist based in Agona Swedru, specifically in the area known as Mante Manka Bi. I would like to take a moment to share my journey, which has been significantly transformed through the remarkable Nkosuo program.
When I first learned about the Nkosuo Program, I couldn't contain my excitement. At the time, I was in the midst of renovating my recently acquired hairdressing shop. The prospect of securing a loan through this Program was a lifeline, and without hesitation, I decided to apply.
To give you some context, in the early stages of my hairstyling career, my services were limited primarily to braiding. I operated with just a few small mirrors, and my business had yet to realize its full potential. However, the Nkosuo Program turned out to be a game-changer for me and my salon.
Upon receiving the much-needed financial support, I embarked on a journey of transformation. I used the funds to invest in essential equipment that greatly improved the quality and scope of my services. Among these acquisitions were a professional-grade hair dryer, a convenient washing bowl, and a full-sized mirror that not only enhanced my work but also the overall aesthetics of my shop. Additionally, I utilized part of the funds to fix a stylish glass door for my salon, creating an inviting and appealing atmosphere for my clients.
I must express my deepest gratitude to the Mastercard Foundation and the dedicated team at Ghana Enterprises Agency. Their unwavering support and belief in my potential have had a profound impact on both my business and my life. Thanks to their intervention, my business has experienced a remarkable upswing. I now find myself serving a growing number of satisfied customers, and my salon's reputation continues to soar.
In conclusion, the Nkosuo Program made possible by the Mastercard Foundation and facilitated by Ghana Enterprises Agency has been nothing short of a blessing. It has not only empowered me as an entrepreneur but has also elevated the quality of services I provide to my clients. I want to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to these organizations for their invaluable assistance. My business is flourishing, my dreams are coming to fruition, and it's all thanks to their unflinching support and belief in the power of small businesses like mine.