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September Kenyan Woman of the Month

September Kenyan Woman of the Month

Name

Gladys Orengi

Age

38

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.
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