Mama Beyonce works hard to improve her living conditions but with limited resources it's extremely difficult. Mama Beyonce lives in a populated area close to an area of land where matatu (minibus) drivers bring their vehicles to be washed. She came up with the idea of setting up a stall selling chips to the bus drivers.
Roko 20 provided start-up materials and a small loan and Mama Beyonce volunteered at Roko 20 for 3 days in exchange. She provided the stall herself.
She is always thinking about ways in which to expand her business. Mama Beyonce has hope for the future.
Linet was our very first sponsored pupil. Her mother has been in a wheelchair for the past 7 years. In 2015 we gave Mama Linet a loan to set up a small business selling mobile phone credit. Encouraged by this opportunity she succeeded in making enough money to set up selling second hand clothes and the profits from that were enough to buy a male goat.
After receiving a starter pack from the local council and a donation of materials from us to construct a small salon she is now running a successful hairdressing business from near her home.