Hannah joined Jamii Bora in 2015 after first hearing about the opportunities for income generating projects from her close friends. Since her first loan with the SACCO, she has since taken two additional loans to help support and grow her charcoal stand business.
The charcoal she sells is vital for so many living in the slums of Kenya who do their cooking over a fire because finding wood in the slums is near impossible. With the income she’s generating, Hannah is able to pay rent, provide more than enough food for herself and her two children. As well, after working to grow her business, Hannah has been able to secure health insurance and send her children to school.
In the future, Hannah believes she will be able to own a home, a lifelong dream, which though Jamii Bora SACCO is a real possibility.