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New technologies, new opportunities…

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New technologies, new opportunities…

Every entrepreneur wants to be associated with a successful businesses; Mpesa is just one of them. Since its Launch in 2007 by Safaricom and Vodacom, MPESA has been considered a global success. Researchers show that more than two Thirds of adults in Kenya use MPESA for their transactions, this research further states that MPESA  does about 8 million transactions daily. Mpesa can be used for Shopping, Utility bills, Taxi ride, Deposits and many other uses. Currently Mpesa has about 85,000 agents countrywide and Janet Gesare is one of them. Janet completed her education, where she studied...

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Where laughs are shared: Shiku’s Salon

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Where laughs are shared: Shiku’s Salon

In a nice single room, a lady stood busily braiding a young customer’s hair as they engaged in a serious conversation spiced with laughter. You could tell the conversation was friendly and the relationship built between them was cordial and respectful. On the shelves of the room were well-organized beauty products, a picture of the president of Kenya, and the business license from the county government. The eyes turn to us as we enter the room and it’s all smiles as she motions us in, saying karibu…. welcome to the Jackline Wanjiru story. Jackline Wanjiru Mwangi is the first-born...

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Business thriving…

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Business thriving…

“Sometimes life beats you so hard, you just have to fight on, the sun rises each morning as a sign of hope, you have to find any ounce of energy in you to keep trying. ” Jane Machari narrates her story. Jane’s story is of determination, hard work and hope. Struggling as a single mother of two children she has toiled to make sure they attend school by working in any job menial jobs she could find. “I learnt to braid hair since I was very young” Jane continues “ I wanted to get training on using different hair products and different hair machines so I can stand out from the...

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Empowering with a business!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Empowering with a business!

Lucy is a mother of three children, a girl and two boys, she resides in Ngong, Kenya. She is the backbone of the family when it comes to financial support.  Lucy used to run a small business but fell on tough times and used the funds to support her family needs. When she wanted to start again, she went from bank to bank seeking for a loan but she couldn’t, as she didn’t have any collateral.  She was sharing her frustration with a close friend when the friend referred her to talk to Opening Village Doors team in Kenya. Lucy received starting capital of $375 to start a poultry farming...

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A Day of the Girl Child

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Day of the Girl Child

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child. It is a day to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The UN in their assessment states “There is overwhelming evidence that girls’ education, especially at the secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves: it is the one consistent positive determinant of practically every desired development outcome, from reductions in mortality and fertility, to poverty reduction and equitable growth, to social norm change and democratization.” In Kenya, we partner...

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Africa’s Pulse

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Africa’s Pulse

Twice a year, the World Bank issues a report entitled: Africa’s Pulse: An analysis of issues shaping Africa’s economic future. Just this month of October 2013 the bank released the report and here are a few highlights; Global economic activity remains subdued, and despite signs of strengthening in high-income countries, significant downside risks persist. Economic activity remains strong in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, underpinned by robust domestic demand. The economic outlook for the region is positive, although the region is vulnerable to both a sharp decline in commodity prices and...

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