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Micro-enterprise Development Programs

Beauty Parlour

Empowering women to become economic contributors

Ankita Devi is well known in Bihar’s Dumarsan village as the owner of the first ladies’ beauty parlour in the area. Besides being a beautician, she also provides training to other women interested in starting their own businesses.

After getting married at 16 years and having a child at 18, Ankita decided she wanted to contribute to the family’s income. Having had some training as a beautician, she decided she would open her own beauty parlour. In spite of opposition from society, she opened Khushi Ladies’ Beauty Parlour a few years ago.

Despite doing well, Ankita wanted to use electrical gadgets to give her customers better service. That’s when she took a Tara Urja connection. Today, she not only earns INR 1,000 per day (INR 2,000 during the marriage season), but also trains other women to open their own beauty parlours.

She has gained her community’s respect, and is now an inspiration to other women looking to start businesses of their own.