A micro-finance fund in Kitale, Kenya run by a nonprofit, it helps women, especially widows, get loans of anywhere from about $100 to $450 and learn business skills to start micro-enterprises ranging from fruit and vegetable stands to hair salons.
Why do Kenyan women need money moreso than others in Kenya?
Women, particularly widows, in Kenya, face a hard road. When a woman is widowed, she traditionally doesn’t inherit her husband’s land. Instead, the land, along with all of his possessions, go to his brothers or other family members.
So the funding provides a three-pronged solution for women who need to get back on their feet to make a living, take care of their family and start a micro-enterprise.
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Posted by: Laurel Delaney