FAQs

Where does my money go when I donate/fundraise?

All donations are used to support The Beauty+ Network. Our staff and nonprofit management are all volunteers and do not collect a salary. We use the funds to help augment our education program, further publicize our cause and to help build more solutions around the world.

Where does my money go when I donate to someone’s fundraising campaign?

Fundraising campaigns are coordinated to aid a supporter or educator for a specific cause. Those funds raised are directly applied to that cause. The most common campaign is used to sponsor an educator to make the trip to one of our salons to train.

Is my donation tax deductible?

All cash donations are 100% tax deductible. The Beauty+++ Network (dba “The Beauty+ Network) is a registered nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the United States of America Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Code. Our EIN is 47-3614412. You will receive an emailed tax donation receipt as soon as your donation is processed.

Can I give in honor of someone else?

At this time, we do not accept donations in honor of someone else. We will be adding that capability at a later date.

Can I make a donation from an international address?

International donations can be made directly on our website or via PayPal. No tax benefits can be offered for our international sponsors at this time.

How can I become a volunteer, and what is a volunteer supposed to do?

Volunteers can make many contributions based on their skills and desire to make a difference.  Join our mailing list and get in contact with us as a first step. If you want to do something as soon as possible, please contact us at info@beautyplusnetwork.org.

Why is The Beauty+ Network different from charities?

The Beauty+ Network builds social businesses and empowers young women living in poverty to become financially independent. We do not just give money, we give valuable vocational training and community support that builds successful beauty professionals. Each of our solutions also maintains themselves. By ensuring each solution is a success on its own, we safeguard those we help against any loss of funding. They can prosper with or without The Beauty+ Network.

Who are eligible to become Beauty+ students, and how do you reach them?

This past year, we had ten applicants for four available spots. This demand is without any active solicitation or advertising of our solution. Our partner NGOs have told us they know hundreds of young women who would be interested if we are ready to engage them.

How do graduated students get money to start their first salon?

Many students receive a starter kit from their supporting NGO valued at around $700. If a student does not have that level of support, The Beauty+ Network provides a no-interest, non-recourse loan to help them get started.

What is the percentage of students who get a job after the training?

Right now we have a 100% job placement rate after graduation. We ensure our graduates have a job when they leave our program.

Are beauty services highly in demand in these developing areas?

Beauty services are in demand in every part of the world. Whether it is a rural community in Cambodia or fifth Avenue in New York City, there is always demand for hair styling, makeup and other beauty services.

Will the beauty industry get saturated in Cambodia in the future?

No matter where you go in the world, there are new practitioners joining the workforce.  The beauty industry in each of our markets is no different. The Beauty+ Network helps each graduate select a place that is best positioned for success. This process ensures that they don’t directly compete with each other and do not move into a place where they may not be able to succeed.

Will The Beauty+ Network keep helping these young women even if they no longer want to work in this field? How?

The Beauty+ Network maintains contact with all its graduates who request to become a part of the network. Through these follow-up conversations, we make sure they are continuing to find success regardless of the path they choose. It is our hope that they stay in the beauty profession, but our overall goal is their stability and financial independence. We keep contact by ensuring our students all have a cell phone when they graduate. This gives them a way to reach out for help and advice and our network a way to keep in touch.

What’s the average yearly income in Cambodia?

The average income for Cambodia is about $950 per year. At that level of income, a person is able to have enough income for a place to stay and food to eat, but not much more.

Have more questions? Please reach out to us on our social media channels or by email at info@beautyplusnetwork.org. We are happy to connect.