Janet Andar is one of Mwanzo's greatest resources on the ground. She has been for many years a critical leader in establishing, facilitating, and expanding the women's groups active in Rabuor Village and nearby communities. Additionally, Janet has been involved in implementing the micro-finance/savings and loan associations that bring together over 300 women to assist each other in (1) providing loans as well as (2) acting as a community "bank."
Janet is a widow raising 5 children, from preschool age to 21 years. Her two youngest children attend our Mwanzo Education Center. Janet is also active in Mwanzo's chicken coop prototype, which aims to improve nutrition and provide additional cash to households.
In spite of the daily challenges in raising a family, Janet manages to inspire her friends with her giving to the Rabuor community. Two weeks ago Loyce and several women leaders paid Janet a surprise visit and presented her with a solar lantern as a gesture of our admiration and thanks for her inspirational leadership.
As we celebrate this holiday season, please keep Janet Andar and our many partners in Kenya in your thoughts and prayers. And thank you for your gifts which allow Mwanzo to plant seeds of hope and opportunity.
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