Marie’s story

Marie’s story

Marie’s* life was marked by exploitation, rape, substance abuse and alcohol. This was her reality every day as a sex worker on the streets of Nateete. A series of events led her to this life, where she was forced to trade herself as some kind of commodity. Growing up,...
Hunting down a witch doctor

Hunting down a witch doctor

  By Rodney Callanan As we piled into cars and drove on the bumpy dirt road in the middle of the night, I couldn’t believe I was part of this undercover operation. It felt surreal – almost like I was in some kind of movie – but it was real. And we were on a...
Eunice and her kiosk

Eunice and her kiosk

  Although Eunice had a job working as a pharmacy cashier, she still struggled to break her poverty cycle and could never earn enough to save. She was merely surviving, not thriving. But then her friend told her about Milele’s Group Savings and Loans (GS&L)...
23 stories and counting

23 stories and counting

  For 18 years, Pauline’s husband had been repairing shoes to support his five children. Tirelessly he worked day and night, hunched over his table, to bring home an income. But it was only just enough to buy food for the family. So Pauline started her own...
From street boy to top of his class

From street boy to top of his class

After living on Bungoma’s streets – miserable, hopeless and rejected – Stephen was given the chance for a new way. You helped give him that chance. He stumbled off the streets and found his way into the children’s home at Restoration Of Hope Ministries International....