A Story of Hope: Wilson Maina

A hero of Microfinancing Partners in Africa, Wilson, Born in the slum of Mathare, saw that people were dying from starvation or a quick death from a life of crime. He became one of the most notorious thieves in the slums of Kenya.


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After a friend introduced him to Jamii Bora, Wilson and his mother were able to save and take out their first loan to start a grocery business.

Through perseverance, Wilson’s business succeeded. He since has qualified for a home loan and lives in a house with four rooms, indoor plumbing, tile roof, and glass windows.