Jackline addresses the audience at HFAW Function.
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters,
Leadership positions such as chiefs or sub-chiefs are male dominated in this patriarchal community yet these positions hold significant power at the grassroots level. Women have such a hard time imagining seeking these positions let alone getting into them.
But this year one of the early beneficiaries of HFAW services would change this History. She just got herself into this very competitive position. She is our new sub-chief! This is so great not only because she understands our issues but because she has become an inspiration to all our HFAW women that they too can become anything if they can dream and act.
Jacqueline was among the women who benefited from kivazip loans in 2012/2013which she used the fund to do her own projects of tomato growing, trainings in nutrition and baking and selling of cakes.
On 11th of August, she joins other HFAW Community health and rights promoters this time as a subchief to inspire other women in this church.
“Many years ago, I did not have anything. I took the KIVAZIP loans offered by HFAW which were interest free. With that money, I bought cows. I also went to school and took a course in Food Technology.” Said Jacky.
“I opened a hotel and started baking and selling cakes after finishing my course.” Added Jacky.
“Three months ago, with the help of all my friends who had helped me improve myself, I went through yet another journey and achieved what I set out to do. I was appointed to be a sub chief.” Said Jacqueline.
“In my office, I handle a lot of GBV cases of partner violence…We should be vocal to stop FGM. I am here to represent the needs and concerns of women and girls because I know and understand what we go through.” Added Jacqueline.
“We should all become people with a vision. Men, women and children let us all work together in harmony. That is the only way we will develop. Let us also protect our children against FGM and any other forms of violence, “urged Jacqueline.
HFAW is proud to be a force of change to women and girls in Nyamira County. We want to have many more Jacquelines in more leadership spaces in our County.
We are most grateful that you, our donors and Supporters who play different roles in making this possible. We had known about kiva zip through networking with one of the friends of HFAW. And with your support we continue to work with these women to help them realize their dreams. Please continue sharing our work to your friends and family. Thank you
Winnie Rose Sululu
Jackline with HFAW CEO at HFAW anti-FGM Event.
HFAW Event where Jackline addressed participants.
Jackline now meeting with other County Leaders.
Jacky joins other HFAW women in CropFarming Traing
Our Sub-Chief Jacky in Finance Literacy Training