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.
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.
Our work in Kenya is only possible with the dedication of our Kenyan team members, including our newest addition, Lawreen Nyae. Because of Laureen, we we're able to respond to the needs of our community and make sure that women are seen, heard, and supported.