Posted by: Sheila Akoth Ouma - Mhub Project Coordinator
We are happy to share that thanks to your support, 5 women have received seed funding of $50 each to finance their small scale businesses mainly buying fabric for tailoring business, purchasing bags of beans and maize for a cereals business, cooking oil, rice and sugar for a community shop business, fishing nets for a fishing ascessories shop and a mortobike spare parts for a mortobike taxi business.
We are now training the next group of women on business skills mainly how they can make a budget, track their sales and know how much profit they are making. After this we will give them micro loans to boost their businesses.
We are encouraging collaboration between businesses eg encouraging schools to work with tailoring centers by giving them uniform making jobs to help them make more income, fishermen to partner with fish ascessories shop for discounts and items on loans etc.
We look forward to raising more funds so that we can give the women the microloans and grants they need to sustain their businesses and ultimately support their families.
Thank you so much for your generous donations and empowering our women.
Riley Orton Foundation
Riley Orton Foundation (ROF) provides holistic education and promotes gender equality in STEM education to ensure girls and a community with the agency to realize their full potential