As HODI we train the community to start saving from as little as 10 Kenyan shillings. Most of them are vulnerable, unemployed and depended on relief and the shillings was 3 for education of their children; 2 shillings for health and 5 they save and borrow as loans to initiate small businesses.
The story of this young mother takes us to the village in Marsabit, a quite silent village no one knows what is happening beneath the sleeping giant. Here we meet with the chairlady and the secretary of the village saving scheme they introduce us to the young mother and share updates on the village. They have increased their contribution from 300 to 500 shillings with most as casual labourers.
Literally everyone has benefitted from the loan scheme even the most vulnerable who depended on relief. Gumato a mother of six kids a beneficiary of the three months monthly stipend from HODI supported by GlobalGiving.
None of her children ever made it a high school today she is a proud mother of a boy in form one at a national school. She found herself a day job as a cleaner and pays the loan of 100 usd on monthly basis. They were all trained on business skills and how to take loans repay them after investing in a business or education. This helped generate income and lift her and the family out of poverty. Until next time we pen off here.
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