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Total loan: $250


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Rosemary's story

I am a single lady aged 27years old.I grew up in a slum called 'Kwa-Njenga' in Nairobi's Eastlands. I studied in the same slum area for primary school and part of my secondary education.The life in the slum is not pleasant at all but the grace of God enables me and my family to live there. After completing high school education i stayed at home for five years before joining college and that was caused by lack of school fees and also my dad who was polygamous did not favor any of the child from my mum side, my mum is the second wife, so the first wife made sure that our dad will never support us as he was supposed to because as the bread winner he is obligated to take care of his family as a whole and without any favoritism. But God have been faithful he has taken care of us because it is not easy overcoming all challenges faced by a girl child in the slum and also i have had a supportive church. Today I thank God for enabling me to join college though it has not been easy to raise fees. I have been depending on my small business of selling second hand clothes for the payment of part of my fee, then the remaining fee I raise from well wishers who at times are not able to support because they have families to care of. This delay of paying fees have made me to in college for more years because I joined college in 2011 and i as supposed to graduate in 2013 but due to lack of financial stability i am always forced to refer to the next semester. In future I aspire to have a big,unique fashion and design boutique.And by this I am certain that i will be able to take care of my mum and my younger siblings education. My mums determination to raise us while running a small Green grocery always drove me to have a positive attitude towards life,and this has been my yard stick in this entrepreneurial journey.