We help grass root entrepreneurs fight poverty through entrepreneurial trainings.
“Thanks to HiH EA training I now have a business idea . I have bought 2 chicken from the group merry go round , I plan to increase my poultry , sell and buy a goat , rear the goat, save the proceeds to enable me buy a dairy cow which will enable me get milk for my children and sell to get income in order to feed and educate my children.”
“HiH taught me that a customer should pay a deposit (in cash or material) before I commence work, this will make them committed to collecting the products. This has helped me in reduction of theft of my products by customers who do not pay.”
“I don’t have to wait for my husband anymore if we need money for books or uniforms for my daughter, I can just pay for them myself. With my increased income, the family no longer finds it difficult to pay for both of my children’s school fees regularly.”
Edith is grandmother of 5 orphans living in Githogoro slum in Kiambu County. She makes hand made baskets using sisal, plastic paper, bead baskets and purses from her house.
Prior to getting involved with Hand in Hand Eastern Africa, Benedetta Kalondu, a mother of two in her forties, was one of many women in her area just surviving on casual jobs.
By the time she joined the group she was employed as a casual labourer earning KES 500 per day at the Presbyterian University of East Africa Thogoto.
A semi-literate 68-year-old farmer living in a rural village in Kenya, from Machakos County, Martha Kimuyu is not your typical pioneering eco-entrepreneur