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December Kenyan Woman of the Month

December Kenyan Woman of the Month

Name

Alice Ayoo

Age

58

What Pangea Women’s Network Cooperative are you apart of?

Mothers’ Union

Tell us about yourself

I am a 58-year-old mother of 8 children. I run a grocery shop at Lana Market, Ndere location in Siaya County. My business career started back in 1989 and I have seen it grow and change over the years. Initially, I used to sell green leafy vegetables from my garden but with time, I saw the need to get a grocery shop at the market so I could reach more customers. In addition to the green vegetables, my grocery shop now includes cereals, fish, hand-made baskets, and charcoal.

What are you most proud of?

I am proud of the fact that my business has grown significantly and I can now sustain my family’s needs, especially school fees for my children. Most of my children are grown up and in advanced levels of learning. Some have even completed. I am happy my business has enabled them to come this far.

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned with The Pangea Network?

I feel I have benefited most from the training on Human Rights and Business Skills. I am more confident as a woman and I now know where and how to get help with social issues that affect women. I have taken it upon myself to make other women I interact with aware of their rights. In business, I feel I am in a position to do much better in my business from what I am used to, for instance, constantly expanding my business by offering a wide variety of product for the customers. My future plans include moving from my current stall which is temporary to a more permanent structure which is more secure.

By |2018-12-06T14:12:34-06:00December 7th, 2018|Monthly Feature, News|0 Comments

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