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Your Most Loved on Instagram

Your Most Loved on Instagram

We invite you to revisit — or discover for the first time — the Instagram posts our community loved the most in 2021. We hope you enjoy our roundup of standout stories from around Africa highlighting the incredible and beloved people and places that we call home. 
The Pride of Ownership

The Pride of Ownership

Before joining Zawadisha, Margaret had been working as a receptionist at a local hospital. In her new job, she was able to become more involved in the business side of the operation. She always loved mathematics and finance. Now she is putting her passion – and her pride – to work. 
Poverty Is Sexist

Poverty Is Sexist

Why did our founder Jen Gurecki start our microlending program in Kenya? Well, poverty is sexist.
They Never Expected This

They Never Expected This

In July, Zawadisha did something that no one expected. We opened a retail shop in the available space adjacent to our office in Maungu. In a matter of days, the team cleaned, painted and stocked the shelves. Flyers circulated among the surrounding villages, and on the morning of the first day a line of local women waited for the doors to open.

Planting The Future 🌱

Planting The Future 🌱

Our commitment to planting trees goes beyond offsetting our environmental impact. It's about deliberate actions that will help to make women's lives better, support vibrant under-resourced communities, and help repair the damage caused by deforestation. 
Sometimes You Need A New Roof

Sometimes You Need A New Roof

Recent research has questioned the effectiveness of micro-loans for businesses, but it's also shown that when micro-loans are used for household items, such as are Zawadisha’s, the system is extremely successful. Learn more about our model and what makes it shine.