What Pangea Women’s Network Cooperative are you apart of?
Kinda Hope Women Group
Tell us about yourself
I am 55 years old, a widow, a mother of 2 and a grandmother. I grew up in the village and spent most of my life here, until I got married. I make and sell ‘Mandazi’ (doughnuts) for a living. I love talking to friends and listening to the word of God.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud of my business and The Pangea Network. Before their lessons, I used to grow and sell vegetables and small fish. Unfortunately, the business did not do well and I closed shop. Through The Pangea Network’s business training, I realized where I had gone wrong and was inspired to start a new business selling doughnuts in 2016. Since then, I do not lack money to buy basic needs like food and clothing. I voluntarily chip in to pay school fees for my grandchildren.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned with The Pangea Network?
Besides the business training, The Pangea Network taught me that everyone matters no matter what their background is. I have learned to appreciate myself and my life more, through their personal development lessons. I encourage women to rise up and be self- reliant, you can start small but eventually it will add up to something useful one day.