Beatrice, a small scale trader, sells produce with her family at her roadside stall in Kawangware, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya.
Beatrice struggled to earn enough money to feed her children and send them to school but thanks to the grassroots initiative, which works in tandem with Oxfam GB to support low-income women working in informal sector, she is now able to afford rent, food and school fees for her children.
“Back then life was very difficult,” Beatrice said. “I often didn’t have any source of income, I depended on others and begging for help. But today I help myself.” Oxfam, 2017.