This week we took the first step towards starting a micro-finance business; we bought 100 day old chicks! I (Ruth) was very pleased about them and happily took some time helping Janet to dry off some chicks which had gotten over-excited and fallen into their drinking water! They were really cute!
So, you might ask, how do 100 day-old chicks help with opening a micro-finance business? Well, it works like this:
So, if all goes to plan, that's how things will go. And seeing as there is enough space, we should be able to get 100 chicks every two weeks as long as we find the right people who will be able to use a micro loan correctly. We hope that it goes well and that these fluffy little chicks will enable people to begin a business which in turn will enable them to provide for their familes without having to rely on other sources
Welcome to my blog! In case you didn't already know, I'm Ruth. In 2010 I graduated from University and before I even had time to settle down and get a job I felt a tug on my heart to go to Kenya for a few years to help in any way I could. When I arrived it was love at first sight; I loved the more relaxed way of life, the way Kenyans would laugh at EVERYTHING and the way people would put people first. On my first day there I also met Lox, a tall, dark & handsome African man who had the same passions in life as me and the more we worked & laughed together the more we fell in love & after a couple of years of dating we tied the knot & got married. Now I live, work, eat & sleep Kenya. It's great to be able to help those who are in some ways less fortunate than me but amazingly I always feel that I'm the one who gets blessed and learns so much from the people I try to help and from everything I do. Enjoy my blogs which give you a taste of this crazy yet wonderful life I lead.