A loan of $150 helped to purchase paraffin and flour.

Eveline's story

Eveline O. 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.

Eveline decided to work with K-MET because, she says, it is a good community network and the organization can help the community grow.

Eveline is 36 years old, has been married for 25 years, and is the mother of a 17-year-old daughter who currently attends form 3 in secondary school.

In 2004 Eveline went from being a housewife to a small business owner. She began thinking, “If I can sell chapatti, I can help my child.” As an accomplished cook, Eveline knew that she could make chapatti (a soft flat bread) that would sell. The business started that year and Eveline has been successfully selling chapatti over the last 5 years.

She has applied for her first loan from K-MET, requesting approximately $150 in order to purchase paraffin and flour.

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