Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
B. Mrs. Faith Kagwiria: Testimony of Hope!
Motivated by easy access to funds at her group every month, Faith Kagwiria, a mother of two, began a small business. And although the business premise is a small wooden kiosk which also serves as her home, she can afford to smile to her renewed dream of becoming a successful business woman.
“Unlike other microfinance institutions where you are not guaranteed of money upon repaying a loan, Table Banking gives you the assurance you need to start a business as you will have access to money every month."
Kagwiria says about the Table Banking services. “I think I will realize my long time dream of succeeding in business. Once this happens, I will harness the opportunity I need to compete in today’s world.”
Like most women in Kenya, Kagwiria is the breadwinner in her extended family. Besides her husband and children, other members of her family look to her for support.
“My family’s situation makes me to work very hard. I know I will succeed and take care of my needy family members someday.”
Sadly, most men spend their time drinking liquor. Kagwiria’s husband is such a man. It is against this backdrop that Solidarity House CBO endeavors to promote Table Banking services program in order to economically empower, especially women, to better assume their bread winning role in the family.
Faith Kagwiria and her two children in her multipurpose building—a kiosk and home.
© 2014 Solidarity International
Kagwiria receives money for School fees from Dickson Ntwiga, Dickson's emphasis on the girl/child education in Kenya
is contributing considerably to the fight against
abject poverty especially in the rural areas.
Girls’ Education in Kenya:
Kagwiria’s Story in her Words!
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|The Community Bank|
|Free Financial Literacy Clinics|
|Free Financial Literacy Clinics Photos|
|Rural Mobile Banking|
|BABS Program Launch|
|Testimony of Hope|