Welcome to our "Freedom Station Fund" project update! As part of China House's Empowerment Program for Kenyan Women, we're excited to share our progress. We've achieved a significant milestone: transferring 116,400 Kenyan Shillings to our partners at WYCDO (Women and Youth Community Development Organization). This funding fuels entrepreneurship among Kibera women, aiming to elevate their economic and social status.
1 - Table Banking: Empowering Women
Kibera, Nairobi's sprawling slum, faces economic disparities, particularly affecting women who earn as little as 300 Shillings per week. Many dream of entrepreneurship but lack capital and knowledge.
WYCDO, active since 1998, empowers women through "Table Banking," a community-driven financial system.
2 - Angel Funds: Boosting Dreams
To enhance "Table Banking," China House partnered with WYCDO to provide additional funding. This support enables women to access larger loans and start businesses.
3 - Transforming Lives
Our project sold handicrafts, generating $1,000 USD. Eight women received funding, doubling their incomes in the first month. Meet some of these inspiring women:
- Canvas invested in plastic shoes, now earning 1,000 Shillings daily.
- Jane expanded her convenience store and earned 400 Shillings daily.
- Mwana diversified her store, reaching 400 Shillings daily.
- Patricia expanded her fish sales, aiming for 700 Shillings daily.
- Irene dreams of expanding her snack business, expecting 500 Shillings daily.
- Rose diversified her fruit and vegetable stall.
- Peninnah applied for a loan to grow her hair salon business.
- Maxilla aims to explore new markets for her handbags.
We're committed to empowering these women. We'll sustain support through handcrafted goods sales, providing regular updates. Thank you for changing lives and rewriting destinies in Kibera. Together, we shape a brighter future, one empowered woman at a time. Stay tuned for more inspiring updates!