Risper’s small business success

Risper has been part of the Foster Family Loans program for 2 years. She suffered a few setbacks but has worked hard and created her successful fruit business. Risper was able to pay off her final loan and now her business is self sustainable. 

Mangoes are in season now and I have just had a good harvest from my farm. I hope to continue making good profit selling my fruit,” Risper explains to Everlyne, our project manager. She also sells oranges and apples and other fruit that she can grow and harvest. Her children are still in school and enjoy fresh fruit everyday from their trees at home. Risper is proud that she can provide a good education for her children. 

3 other women have left the Foster Family Loans program recently, not because they have defaulted on their loans or that they are not managing their small businesses well; but quite the opposite. These women have successfully repaid their loans and their businesses are self-sustainable. These women have provided homes for orphans and in the process have become successful business women.

This program is continuing to go from strength to strength thanks to the support of our Captivating family.

Risper is in the red top selling her beautiful home grown fruit. Her apples are some of the best in the region.

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An orphan boy and his FOREVER FAMILY

As a toddler, Michael was found abandoned near an orphanage entrance one morning. The workers took him in and gave him food and shelter. Michael stayed there til the age of three. This is when Venice enters his world. Venice and her husband tried for five years to have a child but were not able. They decided to adopt an orphan who needed a family, so they visited the orphanage and that's when they met Michael. They knew right then that Michael was meant to be theirs.




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Sold for $4 but now has home

Jared's mother enjoyed drinking and also gave the brew to her little boy. Often, the villagers would find the mother very drunk and little Jared sleeping in the cold. Jared would often get sick and almost died a few times. Finally, Jared's mother couldn't take care of him any more so she decided to sell Jared to one of her customers. Jared was sold for Kshs. 450 (US$4).




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A home for Kareni

Kareni's mother passed away when she was 3 years old, leaving her with her aging grandmother who passed away 1 year later. Little Kareni was all alone from 4 years old and was taken to a local orphanage where she remained for several years. During this time, Kareni was able to go to school most days but she dreamed of having her very own family.




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A fresh start for Nyaboke

Nyaboke is the newest member of Captivating's Foster Family Loans Program. Her husband chased her out of their home because she was not able to give him a child. She took refuge in another home nearby where she is also working as their house helper. Her dream is to adopt a child from the local orphanage however she has no resources to support a child. She started a charcoal business but because of her lack of business knowledge and skills, she had to close her business.




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Megan's plan to adopt an orphan

Behind Megan's big smile is many years of disappointment. For 9 years Megan has not been able to conceive and give her husband a child. You see, Kenyan's are all about family and when Megan was unable to give her husband a family, she was chased out of the house. Megan has been living alone and trying...




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2 orphans with a bright future - you'll want to read this story

Being an orphan herself, Regina knew what life as an orphan was like. When little Sally was left all alone, Regina didn't hesitate to do what she needed to do to give both herself and little Sally a future. The FOSTER FAMILY LOANS PROGRAM is changing lives!