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

Credit Can Boost Your Capital

Grocers in Kapurengu used to operate with small capital and less stock of tomatoes an Onions. This kind of capital would not support their families effectively. It was until an organization by the name of KAMADEP that came in by advising these business women to get organized and form groups registered under the DSDO so that they can get credit to expand their businesses. 15 women out 46 formed a group and went through the procedures required and managed to get funding. When we visited the group last year 2010 to monitor and assess impact of the loan advanced to them(150,000/=) we found out that most of them were doing very well and had bigger stock compared to others who didn't take loans.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kazi Mashambani Develoipment Project(Kamadep)

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kapurengu, Webuye, Kenya
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