I think today is the first time I met the real Kenya and Africa!
It's fascinating to hear the stories from the women and how proud they are of their work and new status. When I asked about the impact of the loans on their lives, getting independent was the one that made the biggest impression. The woman said that previously, they had been housewives waiting for their husbands to come home with food or money. Now, with their own business where they make a profit, they get a freedom and independency that many of us take for granted.
When we arrived at the last group, the women started singing and dancing and of course we were included in the latter. A lot of hugging and a typical handshake was added to that.
I don't know how I will be able to sleep after such a great day!
|The outskirts of Nairobi|
|Tom, Luke, Raghu, Alex and Sarah in Sarahs green house|
|Alex and Tom in the Vilisho Vision groups fish farm|
|Dancing with the Mnamko Mpya group|