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Personal story

Jack Odungo (2013)

Jack Odungo  (2013)


I am 30 years old. I used to be a child of the streets. Today, I have two children aged 4 and 2. My wife helps me with the colouring of beads. I am also a musician and I sell my music over the internet.

 I came up with the idea of establishing a group that would help its members to make a living. The group, Victorious, that exists today has changed the lives of a whole number of young people from the Kibera slum towards the better. They have become involved in the production of bone jewellery, which has enabled them to provide for their families. I hope we will be successful in training more young people and by so doing strengthen our influence on society. We would like to expand our production so that we can employ more people. Sometimes we face a shortage of orders and keeping the group as it is becomes difficult. That is why I am very glad that we cooperate with ShineBean and I am grateful for their support. We are now in need of a move to a better location. However, acquiring new land is not possible for us at the present time. But we will do everything in our power to solve the problem.