Grace* is one of the recent graduates of the PFP Academy and Livelihoods programme. She was awarded the inaugural Chairman’s Award at the graduation ceremony in October 2023, selected by the team as showing outstanding achievement in the face of adversity.
*Name has been changed to preserve anonymity.
“I stopped selling illicit brew the day I spent 14,000 shillings, at the police station to be released. I still remember this day to date because it was the day my son was sent away for school fees worth 3000 shillings. My son missed the rest of the school because I had no money to pay school fees, I used all the money I had as bail money.”
Through PFP’s Arise programme, Macrine accessed training and start-up support to set up her own eatery. She is able to feed and educate her children and create savings.
“The skills that I got from the Fashion and Fabric Design course has really improved my life. I have used the money acquired to expand my business. I now buy and sell shoes in retail and also sell liquid soap.”
Linnet joined PFP’s Arise programme and went on to access a six month Fashion and Fabric design programme. As a result she has been able to improve her living standards and ensure her four children complete school.