We have helped a group of 15 women to set up a savings scheme. Each week they all save a small amount of money and, when there is enough, the money is lent to one of the women to help them start or expand a small business. When they pay back the loan the money is lent to another member and the cycle continues. They run a variety of businesses including sewing, beads, hair and beauty salons, and market stalls.
Getting regular paid employment is not easy in Nairobi, especially for refugees who may face discrimination or have limited language skills, so these small businesses make a huge difference to these women and their families.