What Pangea Women’s Network Cooperative are you apart of?
Ngomongo Tailoring Self Help Group
Tell us about yourself
I grew up in Nyahururu together with my seven siblings. I attended the local primary school up to class 8. I sat for my examinations, which I passed, but did not proceed to high school since my parents could not afford my school fees. They took me to pursue a tailoring course. Later, I moved to the coast of Kenya where I got married and had 2 children, one of them is in high school and the other one will join college this year. I started a tailoring business and learnt to swim.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud of myself. I have come a long way amidst the challenges I have faced. Through my second-hand clothing business started in 2006, I am able to foot my bills.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned with The Pangea Network?
Business management gave me the knowledge to improve my business. The Pangea Network’s marketing training was an eye opener; I increased my clientele by applying the skills I learned. Their loans played a great role in helping me expand my business. My stock increased and I started supplying cooking gas in my estate, as well as employing an assistant. I will be forever grateful for the changes they have brought in my life.