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Grace is a hardworking, honest and self-motivated mother of four children. She plans to start her own business once her apprenticeship in hairdressing is completed. Grace was able to contribute 20% of the cost of her training from her savings and Hearts of Hope contributed 80%. Grace is thankful for this opportunity and wants to train others when she is finished with her apprenticeship.

Here is Grace’s story in her own words: “My name is Grace. I was born in Banana in Kiambu County. I come from a family of nine children, four brothers and five sisters. I went to Thindigua Primary School from grade one up to grade eight. After completing my primary education I stayed home with my parents helping them. After some time I moved to look for a job and I was employed as a house help where I worked for four years. From there I met my husband and got married in 2013. I moved to Matathia where my husband lived, and since then I have been in Matathia. I am a mother of four children. I have been desiring to take a hairdressing course but I didn’t have the ability to do that.”