"As a mother with a low economic status I could not get a loan to expand and grow my business. Financial institutions require strong collateral which I could not provide. Though I have been raising money from rental collections, and selling of beans and Jiko stoves, the returns unfortunately were not enough to meet our household’s needs."
Annie has for a long time been longing and desiring to be trained to move from non-business to a skilled entrepreneur.
"But with the current health products business I hope to raise enough capital to venture into bigger profitable business. It hasn’t happened from one day to another, but I consider myself as an active and motivated woman with a critical mind. This has helped me to survive in this harsh and difficult environment. I have overcome unfavorable economic conditions. But I have stood on my two feet striving and looking forward to a future with heightened prosperity. For a long time I have been longing and desiring to be trained to move from non-business to a skilled entrepreneur who would grow her own business. The Social Enterprise Business program is designed to equip women like me with entrepreneurship skills which allow us to manage and grow our businesses and increase our profit margin."
And her big dream: "I hope to raise enough money to buy a car one day!"