1,000 Microloans for Rural Women in East Africa


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Helping Women

By a female, under 16 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of HELPING WOMEN Many women in rural areas are not given a chance to work and earn their own money in the house is the father but now thing are changing Kenyans are now becoming richer because of empowering women.Kenya has formed a project called beep. Beep has enabled many women in rural areas start their own business.Some widows who were left with some children can be able to feed and pay the school fees for their children without any problems and they can also afford to buy seeds and clothes. Read more.
Related to project keywords: empowering women, women rural, start business, school fees, pay school


By a female, 31-45 years old, in Jinja, Uganda
Map of LOAN WMI. This microginance has helped me to get a loan of small interest. It has teaches me how to save how to run the business. Benefits. I manage to pay school fees for my children and to cater for my home. Read more.
Related to project keywords: wmi, school fees, pay school, loan, fees children

Wiser Use Of Loans

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Masaka, Uganda
Map of Wiser use of loans Butonde co-operative sacco, I joined my university in 2009. I was warried of where i would get the money for my tuition my brother adviced me to join Butonde upon the little savings and shares i had with them i requested for a school fees loan and i was given since then upto now i pay my school fees through the loan with Butonde. Am so grateful that by next year in may am to finish my bachelors degree in Development studies at Kampala university. Read more.
Related to project keywords: school fees, use, loans, development, pay school

Thirst For Education

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Thirst for education I met a young boy of about fourteen years who looked very intelligent throughout the period i shared with him. When i was about to leave,i troubled him by demanding to know why he seemed not to be at the right place at that time ie school.The answer he gave me was that his parents cannot afford to pay his school fees in a local day secondary school. I felt uncomfortable and we arranged to meet at their home to access the situation which turned out to be true. I later learned this with a local government agency which visited the home and recorded what they saw and promised the family to be patient and await the outcome. The outcome could be positive or negative. Read more.
Related to project keywords: school fees, pay school, local, access, meet
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Robyn Nietert

Bethesda, Maryland United States

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