Peter and Sabina are a couple and active members of Karai support Group. Peter is 42 years old while Sabina is 38 years old. They came to know Upendo Village in 2010 when they were very weak and of poor health. After joining the support group and sharing their experience with other members and being counselled, they have now regained back their health and right now they are very strong. They are blessed with six children and one is HIV positive. They have two sponsored children Caroline Wanjiru in Kiriri Women University of Science and Technology taking business administration and Robert Muchuka form 1 at Kiambogo mixed secondary school.
In 2012, the couple decided to engage themselves in income-generating projects and they started a business of growing vegetables for commercial purposes. They hired a half-acre piece of land but their savings wasn’t sufficient enough to enable them to invest in this income-generating activity. They applied for an interest-free loan of Kshs 10,000.00 so as to boost their savings and implement the project. The request was granted and on May 2012 and they planted carrots, cabbages and spinach. After harvesting and selling the produce they earned a profit of Kshs 20,000.00 and fully repaid the loan. The season which followed, they managed to earn Kshs 32,000.00 after selling the produce and they invested the money in dairy farming where they bought a heifer which they are rearing. In 2015, Sabina started a small business of selling bed sheets and wall nets and the business is gradually picking up. Sabina is able to generate a profit of Kshs 6,000.00 on monthly basis and this has been a boost/enhancement to her income because she is able to take care of basic family needs like food, shelter, clothing and education for her kids.