Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust
A Story of Empowerment
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.
From the fish business, she generates a profit of Ksh. 1800 per week, and as part of product diversification, sells mangoes and other fast moving products, which give her an extra profit of Ksh. 1200 per week. With these impressive margins, she has ventured into productive assets, having recently bought 4 goats and one sheep which she intends to sell at future date. Talk about smart entrepreneurship at the village level!