A loan of $3,900 helped a member to expand learning facilities and feeding programme for her nursery school.


Faida Self Help Group's story

Rose A. O., 38, is married with two children. Her primary business activity is a nursery school and a home care center. She started off with less than 10 children in 1998 and has since expanded to 60 children. She says that her main reason for starting the nursery/baby care was because of her love for children and desire to see them grow and also for profit to take care of her family's needs.

Rose started off with a capital base of Ksh 5000/= and has gradually ploughed back profits into her business over the years to allow her to reach to where she currently is. Her main challenge is lack of capital to cater to the increasing children seeking admission. This deficit is mainly in the learning facilities and feeding programme for the children. She thus intends to use the loan capital for this purpose while also using the profits from the business to help in meeting her family's needs.

Rose is the Chairman of the group she belongs to and she hopes to use her leadership skills acquired while managing the school to similarly ensure that the group remains cohesive to enable her to benefit from other loans in future. She has so far exhibited these leadership skills in marshalling the group together during the training sessions. Her business is in area called Muhoroni, almost 80 kilometres away from Kisumu town. This is the first loan she is taking with the Faida self help group but the training records from the loan officer indicate good attendance and participation by the group during group training sessions.

In this group: Rose, Rose, Perice, Stephen Odhiambo, Benard, Joseph, Peter, Fredrick, Emily, Elizabeth, Judith, Maurice, Fredrick, Hellen, Joseph
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