Growing up, Mary Koech wanted to be a teacher. But financial restraints held her education back. In 2018, WE partnered with Lipton to provide financial literacy and business training to 150,000 people in tea farming communities in Kenya over three years. Koech was part of the inaugural training. She hasn’t stopped learning, and she’s using her training to inspire and empower more women in her community.
Watch the video to find out how.
“Now when you see women, they have so much.”Mary Koech, Community Trainer
“I saw what the women the trainers showed us had done and I thought that if they could do it, then I could do it too.”Magdalene Metei, Trainee
“When women are successful, they can support their children, their husbands and the entire community.”Alice Korir, Trainee
“Every time I went, they taught something new and I knew it was going to help me.”Caroline Korkoren, Trainee
“Financial literacy training is important here because it helps people take care of the money they already have. It helps them see how else they can take care of their families.”Samson Langat, Community Trainer