According to the World Health Organization, one third of women worldwide have experienced violence; the high prevalence of violence is linked with higher rates of HIV infection.
Klaris is a widow from Lusi village and a member of the pioneer cohort of Street Business School. A year after graduation, she is operating a second business of selling fish, made possible by her savings and borrowings from her local VSLA group.
Somewhere in Masala Got stands a grass thatched house, surrounded by the most beautiful natural stone landscape. Inside the house await three giggling siblings and their mother.
Mercy is a recent graduate of Street Business School. She started with a loan of KES 200 and a handful of bananas. Mercy has since grown her business to include the sale of avocados and oranges, earning an average of Ksh. 1,000 per week.
Meet Lilian Akinyi, one of the beneficiaries of a training in productive assets facilitated by RWMT in November 2016. Starting off with just two chicken, Lilian has since increased her productive asset base to include 8 sheep.
Dignified living… what does it really mean? A roof over your head? Four walls to provide protection from the cold and potential threat of wild animals? What about privacy for you and your children?