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Small Business, Big Success

June 10, 2022

Six women – Angura, Rubi, Johura, Eti, Rumela and Najma – report that the first year of their first joint venture, a small vegetable farm, has been a success. Not only is there a high demand for their produce, they are also receiving kudos from their communities for their courageous initiative in a sector traditionally […]

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No More Selling Solo

November 3, 2021

Rose is one of 17 newly-trained Marketing Private Service Providers who were challenged by the program to start ten marketing groups among farmers in their areas. The 19 women and 10 men who make up the Titukuke (which means “Let us Prosper”) marketing group, have already benefited from her guidance. True to the program’s purpose […]

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Working Her Way Out of Poverty

August 3, 2021

Hasina’s constant search for ways to earn a steady income has finally met with success, now that she has joined the program run by local partner SATHI. She took out a small loan from her Self-Help Group (SHG) to start a poultry business, but opted to raise poultry in the traditional way. After struggling with […]

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Women’s Success Decreases Domestic Abuse

March 9, 2021

Domestic violence is on the rise around the world – yet another side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, women in West Pokot are reporting a reduction in what is known locally as “home feuds.” Women are being empowered as part of their agricultural and business efforts.  This is bringing about a notable reduction in […]

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Greenhouse Makes a Difference During Pandemic

Juana says “I feel happy about the work we do because, even during this pandemic, I can grow enough food – good food – and keep my family safe and healthy.” She and her husband, Jacinto, have always been resourceful. When they married, they opened a small grocery out of their home, and with hard […]

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Agricultural Entrepreneur Helps Women Farmers

December 2, 2020

Since 2003, when she and 11 other women started a Self-Help Group, Muniya has been inspiring women in farming with her strong determination and contagious enthusiasm for learning, experimenting, and trying new things. She and her husband, Ramesh, depend mainly on agriculture and allied activities like raising silkworms and livestock to support their family of […]

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Women Flourish as Livestock Service Providers

October 9, 2020

When Saroj first learned about an opportunity to become a livestock private service provider through the program, she thought it would be a great opportunity to improve her family’s circumstances. She already raised goats, and believed she could put her skills and experience to good use. However, even though Saroj’s husband, a daily wage laborer, […]

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