Each quarter, our Discipling Marketplace Leader partners submits numbers from their activities in the previous quarter, as well as one story of someone who exemplifies the work that we are trying to do in reclaiming the redeemed Marketplace. The story today comes from Kenya.
When I started working in Kenya in 2013, the World Bank ranked Kenya at 121 out of 190 countries for the ease of doing business. This year, in 2018, Kenya has raised it’s score to 80! That is significant progress! This relates to many things but it includes the ease and cost of registering a business, access to electricity and infrastructure, access to credit, and the legal structures for enforcement of contracts. Many business people may not feel this impact directly but it shows that the government is moving in a direction that is helping business people. We thank God for this and continue to pray that positive momentum continues and that the high corruption score for Kenya may also come down in due time.
This story was submitted to us by our Kenya Discipling Marketplace Leaders team to help you get to know some of our business people and trainers! Please pray for Kareyn today as well as the many business people who are seeking to be change agents for God in the Marketplace, and to do their work as an act of worship.
Kareyn is one of those people you can always count on to do a task or save you during a crisis. She is currently focusing on growing her business amidst some business challenges – competition and access to markets. She remains a focused woman of God and DML is privileged to have her as a trainer and marketplace leader.
|Kareyn preparing for training.|
Kareyn has a not-so-common name, at least in the way it is spelled! She is a small lady in stature, moves swiftly and purposefully.
She is a very industrious person. She is a DML trainer, the first pick for all our event’s registrations and desk management as she is very dependable.
She is also so gifted in crafts- she does beadwork- necklaces, bangles, earrings, flower vases and tissue/napkin holders.
|Some of her products.|
Kareyn first trained at Faith Tabernacle Church in Kitale, and then went on to attend the training for trainers and she passed. The pass mark is pretty high for one to qualify as a trainer but she did very well.
She is a single lady, taking care of her mother who is sickly. She often will be found shuttling between their home and her business contacts as she takes orders and delivers her wares. She runs a cottage industry, with the help of extra hands whom she contracts when she has many orders. She sources her goods from Nairobi city, over 380km away- talk of the Proverbs 31 woman who buys her goods from afar!
|More of her products.|
|Kareyn preparing to sell her products at an event.|
|Kareyn (3rd person) with her pastor, Moffat Weru (far right).|
|A graduating DML class from her church. Kareyn is squatting in the front, second from the right|