Last year Ufulu Groups partnered with Grace Foundation to train several women in hair and makeup. We saw so much transformation in the ladies that stuck with the program to the end and of course progress on how those are doing will be coming your way soon! The month of March, however, has seen the birth of TWO new groups under this wonderful partnership with Grace Foundation.
These two groups are running concurrently, taking business classes and participating in our group counseling sessions. When the trainings are complete, the women will have the tools necessary to create a business plan and the skills to pitch their plan in a group setting. Those that graduate, will be given supplies to grow their businesses and will be monitored and mentored as they practically implement the gift they have been given to boost their businesses for growth and profitability.
The women in the two groups were asked to choose a name for their group. We could not agree more with these names because they embody all our sentiments here are Ufulu Groups. The first group chose the name Tiyamike which means “let’s be thankful”. Truly this group has left us thankful for their enthusiasm towards the learning process and their eagerness to improve their lives.
The second group that began the last week of March chose the name Takondwa which means “We are happy/glad”. Again our levels of happiness when these women show up every Wednesday and Thursday to learn, is something that cannot be measured. We are truly glad to share our skills and lives with these women and are excited to see what will come forth from them through this program.