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Resilience in a Male Dominated Field

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Top Stories | 0 comments

Resilience in a Male Dominated Field

Mary has gone from a devastating incidence of robbery at her m-pesa ( Mobile Money banking business) to a new thriving business. In 2008 Mary had a m-pesa and a beauty shop that were thriving until one evening when her business was robbed. After the devastation she worked different jobs for a few years until 2014 when she decided to start a new business. Mary decided that she wanted to open a shop selling bike parts, auto parts, and beauty supplies. Even though the auto and bike industry is extremely male dominated Mary began to explore where she could buy goods to supply her shop and began...

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Opening Village Doors in Malawi

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Top Stories | 0 comments

Opening Village Doors in Malawi

When we arrived at Kamuzu International Airport, we were greeted with friendly smiles and welcoming voices. Though the airport was simple there was a abundance of warm hearted people that guided us into Malawi. It is the same treatment that we received as we drove to the country side, heading to the district of Mangochi. As we climbed in elevation through the mountains the air turned fresh and cold, as if welcoming us to the warm coastal weather of Lake Malawi. Our visit to Malawi was an invitation from Warm Hearts Foundation which has been working in Malawi for over a decade. They wanted to...

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Determined to succeed

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Top Stories | 0 comments

Determined to succeed

Peter Onyango Aguro, aged 31, a farther of three children, one boy and two girls aged 8,5 and 1 respectively, is a well known tailor in Ng’ong town. He has done tailoring for almost a decade now. He says his greatest inspiration was his Uncle, who taught him all the basics of tailoring. Peter says he exists because of his business, it is from his his sweat that he is able to he pays rent, school fees(tuition) and still puts food on the table for his family. This chain of responsibilities has become his greatest motivation. He knows he needs to work really hard to meet all these needs....

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Your Donation = A family out of poverty

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Top Stories | 0 comments

Your Donation = A family out of poverty

Help change small actions into Big Steps! A dignified and sustainable way of fighting poverty! Join us     Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)

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Believing in the vision

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Top Stories | 0 comments

Believing in the vision

Rev. Bill Hybels wrote in his book Leadership Axioms that, Leadership is a lot about asking. After casting bold visions, leaders ask people to help them became reality. Leaders describe pressing problem that are imperiling mission achievement and then ask people to devote their best thinking and most innovative ideas to solve them.  He continues to say that, Leaders ask staff members, volunteers and donors and contractors to show up and give their best time, money and energy and heart- all because they believe so much in the cause they are pursuing. Opening Village Doors...

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Idea+Training+Saving+Capital = Less poverty

Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in Top Stories | 0 comments

Idea+Training+Saving+Capital = Less poverty

Starting a business or a project that generates income to sustain a family sometimes can be a daunting task even in developed countries where the access to capital is a little easier that developing countries. I was explaining to some colleagues today, what Opening Village Doors Foundation does in Kenya. After talking for almost five minutes or so. One of the gentleman looked at me and said, so, what you do is ” A person who wants to start a small business comes to your team with an idea, she gets training on how to implement the idea, she is encouraged to save whenever small she has,...

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