A loan of $150 helped inventory and school fees.


Winnie's story

Winnie A. is a 24-year-old mother of three children ages 9, 5, and 2 and a half. The older two are in school and she supports them herself, as her husband does not work. She sells vegetables and lives in the Nymasaria slum. She says during the dry season, her tomatoes will sell for about 20 bob a bunch (around USD 0.50) while during the rainy season, which we are now entering, a bunch will sell for only 5 or 10 bob. She buys the tomatoes at a garden near Lake Victoria and says she will use the 10,000 KSH she is asking for school fees and to purchase more stock.

Winnie recently joined the K-MET volunteer Community Health Worker (CHW) group in Kisumu, Kenya. As a CHW she will be trained by K-MET and will begin visiting members of her community who are sick with a variety of illnesses. Her work will include distributing Nutriflour (a vitamin-enriched flour produced by K-MET) to malnourished patients, providing reproductive health education, referring patients to local clinics and hospitals, and providing basic health care.



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