What Pangea Women’s Network Cooperative are you apart of?
Angaza Women Group
Tell us about yourself
|I am the proprietor of a grocery business located within my estate in a place known as Ongata Rongai. I sew garments alongside this business. I started the grocery business to help with the rising bills in my family. I am a wife and a mother of 3 children. I was born in Kisii in 1981 and schooled there together with seven of my siblings until I graduated from high school. I am the second born in my family. Although we did not have much I was a happy child. After school, I used to assist in domestic chores like fetching firewood. My sisters and I could also herd cows since we were eldest. My upbringing turned me into a disciplined and responsible person.|
What are you most proud of?
|I am proud of my grocery business. Through the business, I am capable of assisting my husband to provide for the household. I have become self-reliant and no longer have to ask him for money for everything. I am also happy that my children are able to go through school. During my days, we used kerosene to light the lamp and there were times I did not finish my homework due to lack of money to purchase kerosene. I don’t want my children to go through that so I work hard to ensure they are in school.|
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned with The Pangea Network?
|Pangea’s Women’s Health training was an eye-opener for me. It encouraged me to seek medical attention on things that I took lightly. I gained so much knowledge about my health. The business management training also helped me to streamline some business operations, as a result, being able to keep track of my income and plan better.|