A loan of $375 helped buy a sewing machine, buy garment materials buy sewing threads and needles and have capital for my business.


Gerishom ondego's story

I was born and raised in Kisumu. My dad was polygamous and had 22 children. Most of my sisters got married while very young and never went to school. I only went past primary school. I left Kisumu to come to Nairobi to look for work and worked as a casual laborer in industrial area where I learnt how to saw materials and make clothes. However I developed asthma and my health became worse. I met safe spaces when I was almost dying through my daughter who attends the programme. They supported me get medication and inhaler and my health has improved. I have an old sewing machine that I repair peoples garments in my community and my dream is to have a big tailor shop to cater for the garments repair needs in my community. I also wish to educate all my children up to university as right now I cannot and they are supported by safe spaces.



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About Gwako Garments Repair shop

Industry: Clothing
Years in operation: 3 years - 5 years


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