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The Humble Beginnings Of Maama Lususu In Uganda

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It is wrong to use a hand lotion on the body because cosmetics have different functions. There are cosmetics for the face, Organic Hand cream for the hands and lotion for the body and feet. A flawless skin is always trendy but very often women forget to look at the labels on the tins.

In downtown Kampala you can ask any woman about locally mixed creams and facials and they will direct you to a shop located in Galilaya Commercial Plaza on William Street that is owned by Irene Nalubwama or more popularly known as Maama Lususu.

Maama Lususu came from humble beginnings. In 2002, a friend introduced Nalubwama to a Lebanese man who was importing creams and lotions from Lebanon. Business was bad for the Lebanese and he needed someone to sell the lotions door-to-door. Women tend to be interested in skin lightening creams but the Lebanese creams were all natural and did not contain hydroquinone. It was difficult to make a sale.

Eventually Nalubwama became curious about the product and asked the Lebanese to explain the ingredients. The imported creams were not ideal because they were meant for people with fair skin. The creams were too weak for people with dark skins who did not know how to wash properly. To make them better, the Lebanese added a mixture of ingredients that included eggs, honey and ghee.

Armed with knowledge, Nalubwama saved enough to buy cosmetics from the Lebanese as his agent in 2008. With a friend, she rented a shop in the New Taxi Park where she mixed her creams while the friend operated a salon. The friend convinced her customers to buy creams and lotions from Nalubwama.

Nalubwama followed what the Lebanese taught her and used fruits for ingredients. Before she recommends a treatment, she checks on the skin to make sure it is a cosmetic problem. Nalubwama worked harder than most people and with her profits she invested in real estate business.

People continued to talk to Nalubwama about their skin problems and though the Raypercia Cosmetics Company is fully registered, it does not produce in bulk. There is a name to protect and she still advises women not to lighten their complexion further.

Self-Storage Industry In America Is Progressing

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Good thing that there are companies like Good Storage Leeds who can help find a trustworthy storage space. This is a growing thing in the UK and so is in the US. The self-storage industry in America has been booming in the past year. Many more people and businesses recognize the importance of having a self-storage space to keep your stock or unused but hard to let go personal things.

America is one of those countries that has a lot of self-storage companies scattered all over the country. Americans find it hard to store most of their stuff in their houses so they would want to have a space where they can keep their stuff. According to Census data, the number of self-storage facilities built in America doubled to 15,000 over the past years, from 1998 to 2012.

But many would thing that Census data have underestimated the self-storage industry. Self-Storage Association stated that the US had 48,500 small warehouse units in 2013. The total floor space that this comprises is at 2.3 billion square feet which, they say, is enough to keep every man, woman and child in America. According to SSA, self-storage companies have generated about $24 billion in profit in 2013. This number would then make a lucrative business.

It is actually unusual for Americans to spend weeks before Christmas, filling their self-storage units with old things to make some room for some new ones. But, a lot of houses are getting bigger and spacious that there is enough to save for a storage space. Self-storage unit sales often decrease by the end of the year and rises during summer which is also the time when US companies move.

According to Ronald Havner, the chief executive of big-time self-storage company, Public Storage or PSA, the increase in the need for self-storage facility is because of death, divorce, disaster and dislocation. People changing their lives because of death and divorce. Also, disaster, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, that brings about dislocation to many American families. Self-storage will come in handy for these types of situations. It is not easy to have your belongings wiped out by disaster. Having a back-up locked up personal belongings and use them whenever you need them.