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Marita Mukaniyongira and Diane Niyonkuru have dreams of cutting and styling hair in their own salon someday. But for now, they are content to raise money by working in a less glamorous business—pig farming.

“The kits for starting a salon are very expensive, so we decided to see what else we could do to generate additional income,” says Mukaniyongira. “This led us to pig farming because it is a profitable business, and the production is very fast.”

“We plan to use the profit from the pig farm to support our salon,” adds Niyonkuru.