Jane Kingasunye Lolgos (JKK)
“Before I joined the program I used to be a casual laborer. I am very happy now, because since I joined the program, I don’t struggle like I used to. I am able to pay school fees for all my children, buy food and clothes. I plan to continue helping my kids so that they can help me in future.”
~ Jane Kingasunye Kolgos
Jane Kingasunye Lolgos (JKK) is one of the seamstresses in our Enkiteng Program in Enoosaen where she lives with her 6 children. Enoosaen is a small subsistence farming village in Transmara district in Kenya, about 30km South-West from Kilgoris. She joined the Enkiteng Program in summer 2012 and started learning how to sew by making Enkiteng bags (cloth gift wrapping bags) using donated fabric. She has now graduated to making the Enkiteng bags out of Kitenge fabric, as well as new products such as Kitenge knapsacks, shopping bags, wrap-skirts and other products made of Kitenge. In 2019, she also participated in our Pamoja program, where the seamstresses learned how to make all the garments of school uniforms and other products that they will be able to sell in Kenya, becoming independent seamstresses.
In addition to sewing in the Enkiteng Program, she works as a cook in a local school, and is selling vegetables that she grows in her garden.
Since she started sewing in the Enkiteng Program, she started a bank account that she didn’t have before, saved enough money to buy a piece of land and built a house for her family to live in. Her newfound confidence has allowed her to imagine and pursue a better life for herself and for her family.
“My life has changed very much through Seed to Sew. I don’t struggle as I used to, I buy food and clothes for my children without problem.
My children are attending school and I am happy.
Through Seed to Sew, we were able to go to Nyanchonori where we trained to sew school uniforms and I plan to use the skill I gained to sew uniform for my neighboring school for sale. This will help me earn good money.”