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Banda N. Catherine

About Me: 

My Name is Banda Nafula Catherine, a Bukusu by tribe from western Kenya and the founder of Women and Development (WODE). I was touched by the frustrations of divorced women and single mothers who were leading a miserable life and decided to act. With a to restore hope and stability among women especially divorcees, single mothers and widows in Kimilili district through capacity building and entrepreneurship to enable them provide for their families. With a vision of having women entrepreneurs who are independent and self-sufficient.
Our main activities include
Training women in tailoring a course for six months after which women are empowered to hire sewing machines and use them as they save money to buy their own machines.
Micro-credit scheme

My Passions: 
Women empowerment and capacity building
My Challenges: 
Some Bukusu cultural biliefs
My Vision for the Future: 
Having women entrepreneurs who are independent and self-sufficient.
My Areas of Expertise: 
Teacher by profession ( Biology Chemistry), Skills in tailoring
My Languages: 
English, Swahili, Bukusu (mother tongue)

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