Mama Judith is a small-scale farmer in Migori County, Kenya. For a long time, she relied on maize and bean farming for her livelihood — but eventually, it wasn’t enough to support her five children.
So when she heard about our local savings groups, Judith quickly formed her own and encouraged other women to join. Today, the members not only save for their farm inputs, they also receive additional income from a donkey transport business they invested in.
“Life has eased since we formed the group,” Judith says. “I no longer worry during planting time.” Plus, the women have set a great example in their community — the group has already grown from 18 to 122 members!