Maria has started planning to move the salon to a new building so she can hire more people and serve more clients.
Salon Community Biographies
Personal Story of Felisha Ojemolon, an employee of Maslaha Beauty Salon:
Felisha Ojemolon is Maria’s sister as well as one of the employees at the Maslaha Beauty Salon. As a wife and mother of one child, Felisha wanted to learn the trade so she could provide for herself and her family. Her income from the salon business has not only enabled her to buy basic living necessities, but has also allowed her to pay for her own education. She is currently pursuing her Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication at Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Bauchi State – Nigeria.
Maria says that Felisha’s hard work has distinguished her from the other employees. Unlike many who lack the patience needed for the trade, Felisha has been a diligent and dedicated employee, who serves as a real asset to the beauty salon.
Personal Story of Muhammed Alfa, Child of the Maslaha Beauty Salon Owner:
Muhammad Alfa is Maria’s 4 year old son. Both he and his other two siblings have benefited from the salon business in that it has allowed Maria to pay for their school meals, school uniforms, and educational materials. He currently attends the Sure Nursery and Primary School in Bauchi.
Personal Story of Samson Zitta, Costomer of the Maslaha Beauty Salon:
Mrs. Samson Zitta is one of Maria’s biggest customers. She heard about Maria’s salon roughly 10 years ago through family and friends, and has been loyal to the business ever since. Mrs. Samson Zitta has loved Maria’s hair and nail services so much that she has referred over 20 women to her salon. They have also developed an appreciation for Maria’s business, and have become regular customers themselves.
Story of Yakubu Alfa, a supporter of Maslaha Beauty Salon:
Yakubu Alfa has been Maria’s husband for the past seven years. Roughly five years ago, he began to financially support her business. He initially granted her N30,000 (about $187.5 US dollars) to expand the salon business, and continues to pitch in. In addition to his financial contributions, Yakubu spreads the word of Maria’s business to family and friends.
International Business Alliance Program Solutions
Three solutions that IBAP students have come up with for Maria’s business have been:
- Creating Flyers
- Making Business Card
- Providing a Nail Service
Development Goals For The Maslaha Beauty Salon