Artisan Story: Winfred Jeremiah

Winfred Jeremiah, SAWA Life

Just like any other single mother with no job in Kibera, Winfred Jeremiah struggled to put food on the table for her family. She was doing casual jobs like washing peoples clothes and selling second-hand clothes but was still having a difficult time making ends meet.

She lived a life of debt and her daughter was constantly out of school because they lacked school fees. Always getting in trouble with the landlord when she lacked the rent.

Food was scarce at home and at times she borrowed from her friends.  To keep her family afloat, she would ask community members if she could run their small kiosks in order to make a days wage.

Florence Wanza later introduced her to Sawa Life where her determination quickly showed. It wasn't long before Winfred Jeremiah was one of the best artisans on the team.

With the earnings she makes from Sawa, she has managed to pay school fees and her family now lives very comfortably. 

“I was a laughing stock to my fellow peers, but now am with the good leagues!” -Winfred Jeremiah

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