Linet’s story shows how both she and her family have benefited from a variety of support: “I am Linet, I am 14 years old.
Currently I am in class 8 in Manywanda primary school. Since I joined this project I have learnt a lot. The project has made me improve my life skill knowledge, it has encouraged me to work hard in class. My parent has started a business just because of the support from the project and she can now provide for my school levies. It has prevented me from getting involved in bad relationship such as boyfriend relationship which can ruin my life. It made me to change my bad behaviour both in school and at home. I have received items such as soap, solar lamps, pads, pants, uniform and school items among others. I also appreciate the holiday event (girls ICT, homework club and girls forum) organised by the organisation. I have learnt a lot, I can now operate a computer, got good encouragements, and this motivated me. ”
Parents of children from Manywanda School have benefitted from the Enterprise Programme Area activities and this makes it more likely that their daughters will stay in school: Women trained on Moringa and Roselle production including value addition. Five of them have been able to make Roselle juice on their own as well as selling to local villagers, three of them have increase in household income, ten of them managed to improve their savings in table banking while the rest have been using both Moringa and Roselle products in their meals. With a very small piece of land for the group, members were able to obtain ksh. 3,000 and equally distributed to each member, three of them have fully ventured in Roselle production as this is believed to improve their economic well-being.