We started with a small group of 12 young mothers, trained them in manicure and pedicure and gave them all the start up kit including 12 nailpolishes. They have developed a great method of approaching the matrons of various hospitals (after the first one that was set up for them) and asking permision to approach the families of patients, offering the manicure and pedicure services. We now have 25 girls (and growing fast) who go round the hospitals in groups of 8, now including 2 hairdressers in each group.
As of now there are Mama Biashara Kucha Kool girls in 22 hospitals and 40 hairdressers in 30 different hospitals. They operate on call in Nakuru, Nairobi and Mombasa. No extra grants have been given.
UPDATE : The Kucha Kool groups also did well at the UN Carboot sale. And We are about to start another group in Kangeme