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Four Self-Help Groups seeking loans via Kiva (clockwise from top-left): Ushrika Self-Help Group; King’atua Grazers Self-Help Group; Njokerio United Self-Help Group; Beera Agricultural Self-Help Group.

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Alice Nduku Kingowe, 34, has a ‘shamba’ or small farm growing green peppers near Tala in Kenya’s Machakos County . She has 2 children and learned through Hand In Hand business skills and how to mobilise savings, she is now a successful horticultural case study.

Khitimani village | Machakos county, Kenya

Kithimani area

Beatrice Wanjiku and her Self-Help Group treasurer Peter Kigochi (far left) | Yogurt Maker | Nairobi outskirts

Beatrice Wanjiku shows her savings book to her Self-Help Group treasurer (far left) | Yogurt Maker | Nairobi outskirts

Through the help of NGO Hand in Hand’s business training and the concept of ‘table banking’ members of the Ginroma Self-Help Group have all become successful business people in Njathaini based in Kasarani on the outskirts of Nairobi. Beatrice Wanjiku (right), BRO officer David Ngeti (right), Treasurer Peter Kigochi (left)

Martha Kimuyu | 68 year old eco-entrepreneur leading Kinai Woman’s Group | Machakos, Kenya

Martha Kimuyu | 68 year old eco-entrepreneur leading Kinai Woman's Group who are standing behind work equipment | Machakos, Kenya

Martha Kimuyu Kinai, 68, started a woman’s group when she was 18. She has 4 grandchildren and teaches her community how to make charcoal clay using wood charcoal and soil mixture. Martha is an example in Mumandu 15kms from Machakos near Nairobi, and has learned more business skills from Hand in Hand training.

Martha Kimuyu | 68 year old eco-entrepreneur leading Kinai Woman’s Group | Machakos, Kenya

Martha Kimuyu | 68 year old eco-entrepreneur leading Kinai Woman's Group at work | Machakos, Kenya

Martha Kimuyu Kinai, 68, started a woman’s group when she was 18. She has 4 grandchildren and teaches her community how to make charcoal clay using wood charcoal and soil mixture. Martha is an example in Mumandu 15kms from Machakos near Nairobi, and has learned more business skills from Hand in Hand training.

Benedetta | Basket weaver | Tala, Kenya

Alice Maina | Greenhouse farmer | Gatundu, Kenya

Alice Maina standing in the middle of her greenhouse | Greenhouse farmer | Gatundu, Kenya

60 year old Alice Maina from Kanyoni Self-Help Group in Gatundu just outside Nairobi, grows tomatoes and employs Patrick Kahuni Kuria to help her. Her success is the result of skills learned from business training by NGO Hand in Hand Eastern Africa.

Kanyoni Self-Help Group and their trainer | Thika, Kenya (w 272)

Kanyoni Self-Help Group checking their books with their trainer | Thika, Kenya

Self-help group in Thika, left Kahiro Kamau – Chairman ,centre left Andrew Njoroge – Secretary Group, right Peter Maina Karanja – Treasurer, during visit of Dorothea Arndt from Hand in Hand International London. The group’s success is the result of skills learned from business training by NGO Hand in Hand Eastern Africa.

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Benedetta Kalondu _Basket weaver – 376 crop

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Benedetta Kalondu _Basket weaver _In Machakos_25R – 1440 crop

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Hand in Hand Business Relations Officer Chris works in Elbulbul in Kawangware. Photographs of Hand in Hand projects showing case studies of Hand in Hand beneficiaries in the business environment and Hand in Hand leader/members and trainers.

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The Sisters of Hope Group meet at their church in Mumandu near Machakos some kms outside Nairobi. They have learned their business skills from NGO Hand in Hand’s Business Relations Officer Robert Mwongera whose training has allowed the Sisters of Hope group to be successful table bankers and have small successful businesses such as woollen floor mats and collecting and selling clean water, a very scarce commodity in the area.

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The Sisters of Hope Group meet at their church in Mumandu near Machakos some kms outside Nairobi. They have learned their business skills from NGO Hand in Hand’s Business Relations Officer Robert Mwongera whose training has allowed the Sisters of Hope group to be successful table bankers and have small successful businesses such as woollen floor mats and collecting and selling clean water, a very scarce commodity in the area.

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Vicky Mwema, Chairlady of The Sisters of Hope Group, talks meet outside their church in Mumandu near Machakos some kms outside Nairobi. They have learned their business skills from NGO Hand in Hand’s Business Relations Officer Robert Mwongera whose training has allowed the Sisters of Hope group to be successful table bankers and have small successful businesses such as woollen floor mats.

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The Sisters of Hope Group meet at their church in Mumandu near Machakos some kms outside Nairobi. They have learned their business skills from NGO Hand in Hand’s Business Relations Officer Robert Mwongera whose training has allowed the Sisters of Hope group to be successful table bankers and have small successful businesses such as woollen floor mats and collecting and selling clean water, a very scarce commodity in the area.

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Vicky Mwema, Chairlady of The Sisters of Faith Group In Machakos, Kenya, speaking to a group of members.

The Sisters of Hope Group near Machakos near Nairobi who have learned their business skills from Hand in Hand training allowing them to be successful table bankers and have small successful businesses.

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Vicky Mwema, Chairlady of The Sisters of Faith Group In Machakos, Kenya, speaking to a group of members.

Damaris Musyoku talks at the Sisters of Hope Group meeting outside their church in Mumandu near Machakos some kms outside Nairobi. They have learned their business skills from NGO Hand in Hand’s Business Relations Officer Robert Mwongera whose training has allowed the Sisters of Hope group to be successful table bankers and have small successful businesses such as woollen floor mats.

Damaris Musyoka – Sisters of Faith- Machakos

The Sisters of Hope Group near Machakos near Nairobi who have learned their business skills from Hand in Hand training allowing them to be successful table bankers and have small successful businesses.

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Martha Kimuyu Kinai, 68, started a woman’s group when she was 18. She has 4 grandchildren and teaches her community how to make charcoal clay using wood charcoal and soil mixture. Martha is an example in Mumandu 15kms from Machakos near Nairobi, and has learned more business skills from Hand in Hand training.

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Photographs of Hand in Hand projects showing case studies of Hand in Hand beneficiaries in the business environment and Hand in Hand leader/members and trainers.

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Photographs of Hand in Hand projects showing case studies of Hand in Hand beneficiaries in the business environment and Hand in Hand leader/members and trainers.

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Photographs of Hand in Hand projects showing case studies of Hand in Hand beneficiaries in the business environment and Hand in Hand leader/members and trainers.

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Photographs of Hand in Hand projects showing case studies of Hand in Hand beneficiaries in the business environment and Hand in Hand leader/members and trainers.

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Alice Maina, Tomato Farmer In Gatundu, standing in between her tomato plants.

60 year old Alice Maina from Kanyoni Self-Help Group in Gatundu just outside Nairobi, grows tomatoes and employs Patrick Kahuni Kuria to help her. Her success is the result of skills learned from business training by NGO Hand in Hand Eastern Africa.

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Alice Maina, Tomato Farmer In Gatundu, standing in between her tomato plants.

60 year old Alice Maina from Kanyoni Self-Help Group in Gatundu just outside Nairobi, grows tomatoes and employs Patrick Kahuni Kuria to help her. Her success is the result of skills learned from business training by NGO Hand in Hand Eastern Africa.

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Martha Kimuyu Kinai, 68, started a woman’s group when she was 18. She has 4 grandchildren and teaches her community how to make charcoal clay using wood charcoal and soil mixture. Martha is an example in Mumandu 15kms from Machakos near Nairobi, and has learned more business skills from Hand in Hand training.

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Martha Kimuyu Kinai, 68, started a woman’s group when she was 18. She has 4 grandchildren and teaches her community how to make charcoal clay using wood charcoal and soil mixture. Martha is an example in Mumandu 15kms from Machakos near Nairobi, and has learned more business skills from Hand in Hand training.

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Martha Kimuyu Kinai, 68, started a woman’s group when she was 18. She has 4 grandchildren and teaches her community how to make charcoal clay using wood charcoal and soil mixture. Martha is an example in Mumandu 15kms from Machakos near Nairobi, and has learned more business skills from Hand in Hand training.

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Martha Kimuyu Kinai, 68, started a woman’s group when she was 18. She has 4 grandchildren and teaches her community how to make charcoal clay using wood charcoal and soil mixture. Martha is an example in Mumandu 15kms from Machakos near Nairobi, and has learned more business skills from Hand in Hand training.

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The Sisters of Hope Group near Machakos near Nairobi who have learned their business skills from Hand in Hand training allowing them to be successful table bankers and have small successful businesses.

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Martha Kimuyu Kinai, 68, started a woman’s group when she was 18. She has 4 grandchildren and teaches her community how to make charcoal clay using wood charcoal and soil mixture. Martha is an example in Mumandu 15kms from Machakos near Nairobi, and has learned more business skills from Hand in Hand training.

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Martha Kimuyu standing in front of the rest of the members of the self-help group.

Martha Kimuyu Kinai, 68, started a woman’s group when she was 18. She has 4 grandchildren and teaches her community how to make charcoal clay using wood charcoal and soil mixture. Martha is an example in Mumandu 15kms from Machakos near Nairobi, and has learned more business skills from Hand in Hand training.

Martha Kimuyu, smiling.

Martha Kimuyu Kinai, 68, started a woman’s group when she was 18. She has 4 grandchildren and teaches her community how to make charcoal clay using wood charcoal and soil mixture. Martha is an example in Mumandu 15kms from Machakos near Nairobi, and has learned more business skills from Hand in Hand training.

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Irene, 23, and Halima, 18, both operate businesses under the same premises in Kawangware’s Elbulbul area and both are part of NGO Hand in Hand Eastern Africa’s Young Mother’s Case Study. Irene sells and rent movies and DVDs and Halima, who has a 7 month old son Tom, uses the same premises to earn money through a photocopying business.

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Irene, 23, and Halima, 18, both operate businesses under the same premises in Kawangware’s Elbulbul area and both are part of NGO Hand in Hand Eastern Africa’s Young Mother’s Case Study. Irene sells and rent movies and DVDs and Halima, who has a 7 month old son Tom, uses the same premises to earn money through a photocopying business.