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March Kenyan Woman of the Month

March Kenyan Woman of the Month

Name

Lucia Akoth

Age

45

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

Agruppa Mandasi Women Group

Tell us about yourself

I am 45 years old, a tailor and I run a tailoring business. I was struck by polio when I was 9 months old and delayed walking at until I reached 3 years. I started school when I was 7 years old, sponsored by a well-wisher up to class 6. I managed to finish Primary school but could not proceed to high school as my parents could not afford school fees. I got married, had 1 child and started selling fish to make a living.

What are you most proud of?

In 2013, I managed to enroll for a tailoring course. After that I started my tailoring business. I am proud of my business. I am physically challenged but despite this, I work hard to earn a living.

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

I recently graduated from Pangea’s 6 months training course. The most important lesson for me was basic business skills. I learned how to keep financial records and manage my business well. I know it will make a huge difference in my business.

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