Cannon King Walking With Africans July 2014

July 17th- What We Do

- Thursday, July 17, 2014

I just realized I haven't really wrote much about the basics of what we (Walking with Africans) are doing here in Kenya. Our main objective is to improve the living standards of our member groups and their communities by giving them capital to expand their money making endeavors. 

Basically, when a group of qualified people (usually women, but not always) is identified as a potential EPID group, our EPID Kenya staff pay them a visit to see their group dynamics and overall potential. If they like what they see, the group then gets entrepreneurial training, HIV testing/counseling, and is taught how to make a business plan. The groups then elect officers like the Chairperson and Treasurer who insure that the group runs smoothly and makes their weekly payments on time. Before receiving loans, they first must individually contribute to some savings, which then constitutes as an emergency fund for the future. This step is important because we are often loaning to those who cannot get affordable loans from Kenyan banks because they are deemed "too risky". Instead of asking for collateral (which they often couldnt provide), this fund helps alleviate much of the risk of defaulting. When they have saved enough money, the group receives their loans and begin making payments. 

While we do charge interest on the loans, that money goes back into the pool of cash available for handing out new loans. The hope is eventually to make a self sustaining organization that can constantly expand and provide new loans using that interest. Having said that, we are not currently at that goal yet, and are still in the process of injecting American capital into the system. If YOU would like to help our mission here in Kenya please go to the "Take Action" tab and click "Donate". More info can be found throughout our website, and if you have any questions just leave a comment!

Thanks for reading,

Cannon King

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