Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Income Generation

In mathare slums most of the women engage themselves in small business to make their ends meet.But theres this client by the name jennifer whom i usually admire. She used to engage herself in small business of selling omena and maize.She taught of start a water supply business but she did not have enough income.Thats when she decided to come to our organization for a staff loan so as to start the business. So far so good the business is doing well she has almost paid all the loans and she is able to make the end meet.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Community Transformation Organisation

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Mathare, Nairobi/starehe, Kenya
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