A loan of $150 helped to purchase dressmaking materials and farming supplies.

Pamela's story

Pamela A. O. recently joined the K-MET volunteer Community Health Worker (CHW) group in Kisumu, Kenya. As a CHW member, 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.

Pamela is 40 years old, married, with four children. She lives in Nanga village, outside of Kisumu. Pamela has two businesses that provide income for herself and her family – a tailoring business and a vegetable stall. Pamela farms her own vegetables to sell, mainly sukuma wiki (kale), tomatoes, and maize. In her tailoring business, she sells dresses for ladies, school uniforms, and also repairs clothes. She gets her materials from Kibuye Market in town.

Pamela is a Form 1 school dropout who used to make chapatti (local flat bread) to sell to her neighbors; she was also engaged in the illegal activity of brewing changa, a strong alcoholic brew. She decided to stop both of these activities and buy a sewing machine in 2004.

Pamela has applied for a loan of approximately $150 USD, which she will use to purchase dressmaking materials and farming supplies.

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