Caroline Anyango – Sewing and Repairing her way to Success

Caroline Achieng Okello is 34 years old from Koyugi Location in Kandiege, Homa Bay County.

Achieng had toiled with the idea of starting her own business for far too long and only needed the extra motivation and push that the Project Heshima offered. Trough the project she underwent a tailoring training. From the technical knowledge acquired and the guidance of on small business management, she was confident to start small and grow big.


Armed with a sewing machine Achieng looked for a space and started doing repairs and looking for other big clients. In the process she has encountered challenges like delayed payments but vowed to soldier on. She on a good day makes between Ksh. 400-800, an income that now help her meet her basic needs.  Being a determined person, she has expansion plans that include acquiring materials for her potential clients, to starting second hand shoes business that she believes would boost her earnings.