A loan of $150 helped to purchase more fish to sell..


Irene's story

Irene A. O. is the 35-year-old mother of eight children, aged 3 to 19 years. Most of her children are not in school right now. She is married to a businessman who sells ropes and bags to fishermen in Dunga, where Irene purchases fish for her business. She transports the fish into Kisumu (about 5 km) where she sells them on the street. She is asking for 10,000 KSH ($150 US) to expand her business and to pay for school fees for one of her children. Irene tells us that her husband is sick and often can't work, so she must support her family. Her family home has also been flooded by recent rains and they have been staying with other family members.

Irene 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 illness. 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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