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WMI Loan Program Administrators
for Kenya Hubs

NORTHERN KENYA

Pamela Naitetoi KiluaPamela Naitetoi Kilua was the Founding Head Administrator of a WMI northern Kenya loan hub when she was 31-years old. She grew up as a Maasai girl looking after goats before going to school and on weekends after joining school. She is married with three children. She has a basic education from Dol Dol primary school in Laikipia. She is self-employed with a small business (kiosk and bead work she expanded with her loan). Pamela likes to organize community projects, she has attended a few seminars with the local P S O Program on how to lead and run projects/groups and businesses.



Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (Lewa) - East Laikepia and Meru District, Kenya

In 2015, WMI entered a new partnership with the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya, which had started a microfinance outreach for the local women who live in the rural villages surrounding the Conservancy. The collaboration with Lewa merged the loan hubs WMI had started in the area into Lewa's existing operations.

Purity MwendePurity Mwende, Community Program Administrator, handles the day to day financial management of the loan program serving Ngarendare in East Laikipia; Ntumburi in Meru Distric; and, other villages surrounding the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Uganda. She holds a first degree in Business Administration and is close to completing a Masters in Business Administration. She is also a certificate holder of accounts training. Before joining Lewa in 2011, she worked for a rural bank project which focused on financial inclusion for villagers. She is extensively engaged in the business skills and financial literacy training for our borrowers in northern Kenya.

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WESTERN KENYA

Shikokho Chanuka Women C.B.O. - Shikokho, Kenya

Jennifer Musanga MihesoJennifer Musanga Miheso, Head Administrator, is married with six grown children. For her formal education, she completed 12th grade or Form Four at Butere Girls Secondary School near where she grew up in Kakamega District. Her career as a senior manager with KENYA POSTA spanned thirty years. She has now retired and is a general farmer in Shikokho. She is one of the six founding members of the Shikokho Women's Group (SWG), begun in 1979. She values their long history together, as well as their enthusiasm during the United Nations Conference on Women in 1985 and the active days with Maendeleo Ya Wanawake, which energized them to work together to better the community through self-help projects.




Keveye Wellness Organization - Keveye, Kenya

Felistus AmgunFelistus Amgun, Head Administrator, is 50 years old and was born in Kuku, Shiawihiga, Ikolomani Division. She attended a public high school called Lirhembe Girls and completed her fourth year in 1982. She did well and was hired as an untrained teacher in her school system from 1984 - 1988. She then joined Thogoto Teachers College and was posted to Erojo Primary School in 1991. She worked there for two years and after marrying Allan Sabwa from Keveye village, she left teaching to start a family. She has five children, one boy and four girls, and also has three grandchildren. A teacher by profession, Felistus is also a business woman and a small scale farmer. She makes energy saving jikos (portable stoves) and supplies them to women in the community so that they can save money on purchasing expensive firewood.



Beatrice Engefu OyigoBeatrice Engefu Oyigo, Local Coordinator, is 33 years old. She is the 6th born in a family of seven, a daughter to Hannah Oyigo and the late Mr. Joseph Oyigo. Beatrice is married to Mr. Jonson Njagi. She is a mother to two girls and one boy aged between 2- 10 years. Beatrice schooled at Ingidi primary school in Vihiga District, then went to Bunyore Girls High school in Emuhaya District. Vihiga and Emuhaya Districts border Sabatia District where Beatrice now resides. She later joined Kamagambo Teachers Training College and graduated as a P1 teacher in 2007. Beatrice is presently working as a volunteer teacher at Keveye Primary School. Beatrice works at home marketing products. With her WMI loan she opened a small retail shop.


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