Lucia

Lucia is a skilled hairdresser who plaits most of the women’s hair in her village. Currently she doesn’t have a salon, so she mostly does the ladies hair at home. Besides doing hair, she also weaving baskets. She was taught how to weave by her mother-in-law in the year 2000 and she joined Kingongi women’s group. She earns around four thousand Kenyan Shillings a month from weaving one large basket a week. She is saving, to open a salon and buy all the requirements like shampoo, blow-dries and combs and to pay her children high school fees. Lucys favorite meals include, rice, chapatti and ugali.

• Family: Four children