Nancy’s passion pays off

Meet Nancy Maina – a passion fruit farmer and mother-of-four from Mogindo, Kenya

Nancy lives in Kenya’s Bomet region, where 46% of the population live below the poverty line. Before joining Hand in Hand Nancy and her family struggled to get by as subsistence farmers — and Nancy was often forced to borrow money from friends and family. After taking part in Hand in Hand’s business skills and agriculture training, Nancy spotted a business opportunity: passion fruit farming.

With a ready market for passion fruit Nancy’s new business quickly became a success, transforming life for her family. Nancy now earns KSH 17,200 (USD 145) a month. “I can comfortably pay school fees for my children and meet my family’s needs and wants,” she explains.