Three years ago Grace found herself in the midst of a dramatic life change when she lost her husband to cancer. Living in the middle of the Kibera Slum in Nairobi, she did various small jobs to support herself and her four young children. Her main source of income was washing clothes. She barely earned enough money to get by. On the particular night that the Poverty Dignified (MyPower Solutions is governed by Poverty Dignified) team first met Grace, she was preparing dinner for her children with only a small kerosene flame burning. Grace was given a solar powered light. The light filled her entire home.
Grace is one of the seven women who started Poverty Dignified’s pilot store in Nairobi, Kenya. During the time of the pilot store, she spent her days charging cell phones and renting lights to the residents of Kibera. Her goal is to send all of her children to post-secondary school so that they can achieve their dreams. She believes this is now possible because of her ground-breaking role with Poverty Dignified. She also dreams of owning her own Poverty Dignified franchise. Grace is just one example of the many lives that can be on the pathway out of poverty and into dignity.
Grace’s ambition and hard work ethic landed her business opportunities through affiliated organizations giving her and her family continued hope. Grace is the type of leader that MyPower Solutions is privileged to work with.