“I got to know Child’s i Foundation after I left St Michael’s. Aunt Ruth (social worker) called me on the phone and we met up. She told me to write a small budget so she’d start up a small venture for me to engage myself. She helped me purchase a few basic items to open a hair salon – sink, dryer and synthetic hair,” shares Proscovia.
Proscovia was placed in an orphanage at the age of 4 and lived there until she turned 21. Before meeting our social worker Ruth, she worked in a local factory.
“During our conversation, Proscovia shared her plans and ideas, and one of the ideas was to own a business. She did a course in cosmetology and she was passionate about hair, so her desire was to start up a salon. However, she was also struggling and looking for capital to start up her dream business,” says social worker Ruth.