Over the last 4 years, Manna Microfinance has helped over 250 women in Juba, South Sudan to find a way out of poverty. AID is looking to replicate this success and so has sent Gnanaraj Sadacharam (Raj for short) on a two week assignment to Kirinyaga Diocese in Kenya. He has already begun to meet with women, talk to church leaders and look at the businesses that already exist there, particularly in local markets. All of this will help to determine if and how a microfinance project similar to the Diocese of Juba’s successful Manna Microfinance programme could take shape in Kenya. Anglican International Development believes that partnering with local churches is one of the most effective ways to help communities in need.
So far, communities and church leaders have been positive about the prospect of starting a microfinance project. Please pray for this possibility to become a reality and pray for Raj as he meets various people and carries out research. Pray for good relationships to be built and for wisdom about the way ahead.